Dichaea tamboensis Dodson 1989 SECTION Dichaeopsis

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

Common Name The Alto Tambo Dichaea

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Esmeraldas province of Ecuador at elevations around 750 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an arcuate-erect, cane-like, basally branched stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying linear-elliptic, acute, arcuate, leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, from the upper portion of the stem, to .4" [1 cm] long, flowered inflorescence carrying a white lip with the sepals and petals purple spotted and ovate floral bracts. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum, ser. 2, 5: Plate 442 Dodson 1989 Drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide;