Dichaea splitgerberi Rchb.f. 1859

Photo by Chiron and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Splitberg's Dichaea

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana and Surinam in rain forests at elevations of 50 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, pendulous, hot to cool growing, shade loving orchid with pendent stems enveloped completly by leaf sheath basess carrying sometimes brownish tinged, .

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 202. Schlechter 1920; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as D kegelii drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as D kegelii drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as D kegelii drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as D kegelii drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of French Guiana Szlatchetko, Veyret, Mytnik-Ejdsmont,Sawika, Rutkowski and Baranow 2012 as D hookeri drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing hmm