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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Cymbidieae
Subtribus: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Dichaea
Overview of species (121)

D. acroblephara – D. acuminata – D. alcantarae – D. alinae – D. amparoana – D. anchorifera – D. ancoraelabia – D. anguina – D. angustifolia – D. angustisegmenta – D. antioquiensis – D. benzingii – D. boliviana – D. bonplandiana – D. brachyphylla – D. bragae – D. brevicaulis – D. bryophila – D. buchtienii – D. cachacoensis – D. calyculata – D. camaridioides – D. campanulata – D. caquetana – D. chasei – D. chiquindensis – D. ciliolata – D. cleistogama – D. cogniauxiana – D. cornuta – D. costaricensis – D. cryptarrhena – D. dammeriana – D. delcastilloi – D. diminuta – D. dressleri – D. ecuadorensis – D. elianae – D. eligulata – D. elliptica – D. escobariana – D. filiarum – D. fragrantissima – D. fusca – D. galeata – D. glauca – D. globosa – D. gomez-lauritoi – D. gorgonensis – D. gracillima – D. graminoides – D. hamata – D. hirtzii – D. histrio – D. hollinensis – D. humilis – D. hutchisonii – D. hystricina – D. integrilabia – D. intermedia – D. kegelii – D. lagotis – D. lankesteri – D. latifolia – D. laxa – D. lehmanniana – D. lehmannii – D. longa – D. longipedunculata – D. luerorum – D. mattogrossensis – D. melunae – D. moritzii – D. moronensis – D. morrisii – D. mosenii – D. muricatoides – D. muyuyacensis – D. neglecta – D. obovatipetala – D. ochracea – D. oxyglossa – D. panamensis – D. pendula – D. peruviensis – D. picta – D. poicillantha – D. potamophila – D. powellii – D. pumila – D. rendlei – D. retroflexa – D. retroflexiligula – D. richii – D. riopalenquensis – D. rodriguesii – D. rubroviolacea – D. saracata-querensis – D. sarapiquinsis – D. selaginella – D. similis – D. sodiroi – D. splitgerberi – D. squarrosa – D. stenophylla – D. suarezii – D. tachirensis – D. tamboensis – D. tenuifolia – D. tenuis – D. trichocarpa – D. trinitensis – D. trulla – D. tuerckheimii – D. tunguraguae – D. vaginata – D. venezuelensis – D. violacea – D. virginalis – D. viridula – D. weigeltii
Name

Dichaea Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 208 (1833)

Type species: Dichaea pendula (Aubl.) Cogn. in I.Urban, Symb. Antill. 4: 182 (1903)

Synonymy

Heterotypic
Dichaeopsis Pfitzer, Entwurf. Anordn. Orch.: 107 (1887)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Northern America
Mexico
Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southwest, Mexico Southeast.
Southern America
Central America
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.
Caribbean
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Islands.
Northern South America
French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela.
Western South America
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.
Brazil
Brazil West-Central, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil North, Brazil South.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Lindley, J. 1833. The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants 208.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 5: Epidendroideae (Part two); page 489 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850713-0

Additional references

Harding, P.A. (2008) Huntleyas and Related Orchids. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.

Links

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2021. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Dichaea. Accessed: 2021 Jan 20.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Dichaea in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 20. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Dichaea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Dichaea. Published online. Accessed: 20 Jan 2021.
The Plant List 2013. Dichaea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 20.
Tropicos.org 2021. Dichaea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 20.

Vernacular names

English: Leafystem orchid

Dichaea is a genus of plants in family Orchidaceae. It contains about 100 species native to tropical America.
References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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