Dichaea sodiroi Schltr.1921 SECTION Dichaea and SECTION Dichaeopsis

Photo by Franco Pupulin

Another Flower Color?

Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name Sodiro's Dichaea [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 450 meters as a small sized, erect to spreading, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an ascending to repent, simple or branched stem carrying horizontally spreading, dense, linear-elliptic, acute, apiculate, leaves that blooms on an axillary, erect-patent, 1/2" [1.3 cm] long, single flowered, glabrous inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 048 Dodson 1980 not = D longa; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 as D sp #4031 photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 nor = D longa; Native Ecuadorian Orhcids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as D pendula drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orhcids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as D chasei photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = D sodiroi; Floras Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo ok?; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide