Dendrophylax helorrhiza Dod 1983

Collection Sheet by Dodd

Part shadeWarmCool Winter Spring

Common Name The Warty Root Dendrophylax

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in broadleafed or gallery forests on small branches at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a warm to cool growing, leafless epiphyte with a rhizomatous stem with several brown, scarious, ovate scales giving rise to numerous, fasciculate, rugose, prominently tuberculate roots that blooms in the winter through spring on several, erect, peduncle .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 basal, imbricate bracts and 1 to 2 tubular, sheathing bracts above, rachis .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, rarely branched, laxly 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with scarious, ovate, truncate, apiculate to acute floral bracts.

"Similar to Dendrophylax barrettiae but differs in the smaller flower with a conspicuous crest and a much smaller capsule. In addition the roots are smaller and smooth." Dod 1983

Synonyms *Campylocentrum helorrhizum (Dod) Nir 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 2: 7 Dod 1983 drawing fide Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Campylocentrum helorrhiza; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014