Dichaea panamensis Lindl. 1833 SECTION Pseudodichaea

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Common Name The Panamanian Dichaea

Flower Size 5/8 [1.5 cm]

Found From Mexico, Guatamala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in tropical moist and wet rain forests as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 10 to 1200 meters with erect to arched, cane-like stems carrying, distichous, deciduous, lanceolate, grey-green leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, towards the apex, short, .4 to .64" [1 to 1.6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a smooth ovary and capsules.

This species is distinguished from others by having deciduous leaves, a glabrous ovary and lumps on each side of the lip.

Synonyms Dichaeopsis panamensis (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918; Epithecia panamensis (Lindl.) Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 90. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing ok; Orchids of Guatemala Vol 2 Ames and Correll 1953 drawing good; Ceiba Vol 5 L O Williams 1956; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing ok to the first photo; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 045 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 657 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing ok; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera & Zamora 2003; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 4 Kolanowska and Szlachetko 2016 drawing/photo good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo not; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018