Dichaea saraca-taquerensis Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2015 SECTION Pseudodichaea

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/drawing by © Campacci & J.B.F.Silva \

Full Shade Hot EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Saraca-Taquera Dichaea A forest where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Para state of Brazil at elevations around 40 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendent, unbranched, subcylindrical stem envelopepd almost completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying deciduous, distichous, alternate, green, articulated oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the earlier fall on an axillary, to .28" [7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 whitish bracts. glabrous pedicel, ovary and capsule.

In general appearance it resembles Dichaea trulla but the new species differs in the size and flower morphology.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 11: 410 Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2015 drawing/photo fide