Dichaea schlechteri Folsom 1994 SECTION Dichaea

Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade WarmCool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Schlechter's Dichaea [German Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found only in Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters in moist rain forests on shady tree trunks as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with few branching, leafy stems enveloped basally by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying ovate-oblong, rounded basally leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with thin-textured flowers and a hispid-muricate ovary


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956 as D similis; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 658 as D similis not drawing ok; 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 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide;