Dimerandra elegans (Focke) Siegerist 1986

Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name The Elegant Dimerandra

Flower Size 1 1/8" [3 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations of 150 to 750 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall on a fascile of several succesively opening flowers that arise terminally on new leafed stems and older leafless stems and although they last only a couple of days each stem has several flowers that open successively and put on quite a display.

Synonyms Dimerandra major Schltr. 1924; *Isochilus elegans Focke 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:136 Schlechter 1924 as D major; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 4 1987 drawing fide; ; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo ok; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo good; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal 2014 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;