Dichaea tachirensis G.A.Romero & Carnevali 2000 SECTION Dichaeopsis

TYPE Drawing

photo/TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Tachira Dichaea

Flower Size

Found in Tachira state of Venezuela Venezuela at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with caespitose, pendent, branching, leafy stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying ovate, obtuse, apically mucronate leaves that blooms on an axillary, slender, light green, short, longer than the leaves, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a muricate pedicellate ovary .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuealan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as D histrio not drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as D histrio not Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 #2 1980 as D histrio photo fide; *Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide ed. 2: Vol 2 G.A.Romero & Carnevali 2000 Drawing fide; *Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide ed. 2: Vol 3 1130 G.A.Romero & Carnevali 2000; Orquideas Nativas de Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide;