Epidendrum dichaeoides Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1992 GROUP Nanum SUBGROUP Nanoecallosum

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Common Name or Meaning The Dichaea Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Brazil in rain forests on moss covered trunks at elevations of 100 to 600 meters as a miniature to small sized, pendent, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple stems carrying distichous, usually purplish tinged on the abaxial surface, elliptic, acute basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal or lateral, single flowered inflorescence.

"Epidendrum dichaeoides Carnevali & G. Romero belongs to the GROUP Nanum SUBGROUP Nanoecallosum, characterized by the dichaea-like pendant stems with pairs of apposing flowers on an inflorescence without spathaceous bracts and has prominent floral bracts and in the simple, entire lip. The species can be recognized by the 1 to 2 flowers, but longer sepals .24 to .32" [6 to 9 mm], and wider petals .08 to .1" [2 to 2.5 mm] long, than E nanosimplex and so clearly distinguish it. Epidendrum nanosimplex has a simple, entire lip, the vesicle of the ovary occupying about 1/3 of the ovary, and the entire clinandrium which slightly covers the anther. Other species in this group have a 3-lobed lip." Adapted from Plate 360 Hagsater etal 1999

Synonyms Neolehmannia pabstii Braga 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 360 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Romero and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo hmm;