Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Dichaea
Lindley 1833
Type Species
Dichaea pendula

Dichaea abbreviated as Dcha. in horticultural trade, is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae).


Plants are distributed throughout tropical america


Plants carry a single flower with 4 hard and waxy pollina


Keep plant intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. Plants can also be mounted. Keep humidity high.


The genus was named after typical leaf pattern growing in two opposite rows


  1. Dichaeopsis Pfitz. 1887
  2. Epithecia Kn. & Westc. 1839

Species Edit

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