Dichaea sarapiquinsis Folsom 1994 SECTION Dichaea Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Hot Warm Winter Summer

Common Name The Sarapiqui Dichaea [Town in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica in moist forests on shady, smooth tree trunks at elevations around sealevel to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with one to many, pendant stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying close set, spreading retrorse, twisted, somewhat conduplicate, [ovate] lanceolate, thin-textured, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a .25 to .4" [7.5 to 10 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a hispid muricate ovary.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; *Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Orchids of Costa Rica Pupulin 2005 plant only good