Dichaea rubroviolacea Dodson 1989 SECTION Dichaeopsis

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Red Violet Dichaea

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in pluvial forests at elevations of 850 to 1250 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a cane-like, short stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths carrying oblong-ovate, stiffly distichous, apiculate, pale yellow green, keeled leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 440 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide