(pronounced: dye-AK-ee-ah)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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Monopodial epiphytes. Stems leafy. Leaves alternate, distichous, leathery. Inflorescences erect, densely-flowered racemes, the pedicels produced from crater-like depressions. Flowers showy. Sepals and petals free, spreading. Lip obscurely three-lobed, saccate. Column short, stout, with an elongate, erect rostellum; pollinia 2, porate, on a long, linear stipe and a viscidium.


Named for the Dyaks, aborigines of Borneo.


A monotypic genus endemic to Borneo.

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Christenson, E. A. 1986. Dyakia, a new genus from Borneo. Orchid Digest 50(2):63-65.

Christenson, E. A. 1996. Sarcanthine genera 23: Dyakia Christenson. Orchids 65(7):738-740.