Dichaea tenuis C.Schweinf. 1952 SECTION Dichaeopsis Photo by The Agroriente Orchid Website

Deep Shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name The Graceful Dichaea

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador, Peru and northern Brazil in tropical and montane wet forests at elevations around 300 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect to recumbent, simple to basally branched stems carrying spreading, soft, articulate to the imbricating sheaths, green, linear-ligulate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, short to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Icones Ochidacearum Peruviarum Plate 029 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing good; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as D sp pg 110 2nd row right photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae 1 Jimenez y fil 2014 photo not;