Pleurothallis helleri A.D.Hawkes 1966 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Pleurothallis SERIES Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers Photos by Bogarin and Epidendra and the Epidendra Website

Full shadeHotWinter

Common Name Heller's Pleurothallis [Nicaraguan Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 200 to 800 meters as a small to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, stout, elongate ramicauls enveloped by one below the middle and by 2 to 3 close tubular sheaths below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, nervose, acute to slightly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 1 to several, simultaneously opening, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, racemose, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul with oblique floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 233 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1110 Hamer 1984 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok;