Dimerandra latipetala Siegerist 1985

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part sunWarmCoolSpring THROUGH Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Petaled Dimerandra

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in lowlands and islands near sea level to 500 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a thickened, leafy, flexuous stem with distichous, linear-lanceolate leaves that are obliquely retuse apically and blooms in the spring through fall on an abbreviated, racemose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1013a Dodson 1985 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 4 1987 photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;