Dichaea viridula Pupulin 2005 SECTION Dichaeastrum

Another Flower Angle Photos by Franco Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Pale Green Dichaea

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Ecuador in shady locations on small branches at elevations around 900 to 1376 meters as a medium sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophytewith a pendant, leafy throughout, complanate stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and carrying many, distichous, delicately membranaeous, smooth, deflexed, ovate-lanceolate to oblong, obtusely acute apically, obscurely 7 to 9 veined leaves with neatly undulate margins that blooms in the summer and fall on axillary, short, terete, glabrous, green, 3/8 to 5/16" [7 to 9 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 10: 85. 2005; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 NO 8 2007 drawing fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae 1 Jimenez y fil 2014 photo fide;