Dichaea hutchisonii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SECTION Pseudodichaea Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by D.E.Bennnett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Hutchison's Dichaea {American Orchid Collector and Enthusiast in Peru 1900's]

Flower Size .3" [8 mm]

Found in Peru in cool, lower level cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendant, pseudomonopodial, leafy throughout, basally rooting stem carrying oblong, obtuse, basally imbricate and clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence holding the deeply cupped flower close to the stem and leaf base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 630 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing good