Dichaea tenuifolia Schltr. 1920 SECTION Dichaeastrum TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

D undulifolia Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Thin Leaved Dichaea

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendent, basally and near apical branching stem carrying ovate, undulate margin, acute-mucronate apically, twisted backward to be in one plane leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, from near the apex, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts, a glabrous ovary and carrying greenish brown flowers with small purple spots and a white lip overlaid with purple.

Synonyms Dichaea undulifolia Dodson 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, Beihefte 7: 203. Schlechter 1920; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, Beihefte 57: #280. Schlechter 1929 Drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 444 Dodson 1989 as D undulifolia drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as D undulifolia photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae 1 Jimenez y fil 2014;

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