Telipogon helleri (L.O.Williams) N.H.Williams & Dressler 2005

Drawing by Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Heller's Telipogon [Nicaraguan Orchid Botanist in Central America 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Mexico and Nicaragua in wet montane forests on fallen trees at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying deciduous, linear-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on terminal, simple, winged, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with inflated acuminate bracts and obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms Dipterostele helleri (L.O.Williams) Garay & G.A.Romero 1998; *Stellilabium helleri L.O.Williams 1962;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1293 Dodson 1985 as Stellilabium helleri drawing fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 57 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 as Dipterostele helleri