Helonoma americana (C.Schweinf. & Garay) Garay 1980 publ. 1982Drawing by Dunsterville and Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The American Helonoma

Flower Size .01" [2.5 mm]

Found in southern Venezuela and Ecuador in montane forests and tepui summits usually on moist rocks along streams or in boggy places in full sun to semi-shade at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestro-lithophyte with thin, convolute in bud, in a basal rosette, green with darker green veins, broadly elliptic, obtuse, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, racemose, terminal, laxly 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Beloglottis americana (C.Schweinf. & Garay) Szlach. 1996; Cyclopogon americanus (C.Schweinf. & Garay) Burns-Bal. 1982; Manniella americana C.Schweinf. & Garay 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as Manniella americana drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Manniella americana drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Second Edition Romero and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guyana Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing good;

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