Dichaea fragrantissima Folsom 1994 SECTION Dichaeopsis

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Dichaea fragrantissima subsp. eburnea Dressler & Pupulin 2006

Another Flower Angle Photos by Franco Pupulin

Common Name The Most Fragrant Dichaea subsp Ivory White

Flower Size .75" [1.9 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped by conduplicate leaf sheath bases carrying oblong, obtuse, retuse to apiculate, leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate bract and ovate-orbicular, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Dichaea fragrantissima subsp. eburnea Dressler & Pupulin 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 2 1994 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 as D fragrantissima subsp eburnea photo fide; Novon 16(3): 340. 2006 as D fragrantissima ssp eburnea; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide;