Dendrobium hellerianum A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Eriopexis Schlechter 1912 Photo by Art Vogel and his Picasa Photo Website

Part shade Cool Cold Fall

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

Flower Size .9" [2.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1200 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elongate, flexuous, glabrous, slighly compressed canes carrying suberect, ovate, obtuse, sub-carinate, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a subsessile, short, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobium inflatum Schltr. 1912; Eriopexis helleriana (A.D.Hawkes) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as D inflatum drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide;