Monographs Details: Dichaea hystricina Rchb.f.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Rio Paragua, Cerro Guaiquinima, 1700 m alt., in lateral south drainage of "North Valley," in drier sites in savanna, epiphyte, January 2, 1952, B. Maguire 32902 (sterile); Auyan-tepui, cumbre de la parte norte de la seccion sur (division occidental del cerro): a lo largo del Rio Churún al pie de "Second Wall" de arenisca, desde el campamento norte, 5 kms hacia el noreste, 1660 m alt., epiphyte on tree branch in moist mossy riverine forest, May 12, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 93777; bosque enano achaparrado sobre el hombrillo superior y la cumbre arriba de la ladera escarpada de arenisca, 1575 m alt., on summit of Cerro Venamo, on moist base of shrub, January 2, 1964, Steyermark & Dunsterville 92563 (no flowers seen); bosque enano a lo largo del afluente Este del Rio Venamo, sobre el hombrillo superior del cerro, 1400 m alt., Januar) 3, 1964, Steyermark & Dunsterville 92616 (no flower seen); same data as last, epiphyte on branch along main stream in quebrada. leaves dull green, sepals and petals dull yellow, January 3. 1964, Steyermark & Dunsterville 92675; bosque alto humedo montaiioso, entre la ladera principal escarpada de arenisca y el salto en el Rio Venamo, 900-1000 m alt., epiphyte on tree, January 8, 1964, Steyermark dr Dunsterville 9287b. The West Indies' (CUBA, type), and GUATEMALA to COSTA RICA.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| West Indies| Cuba South America|