Helcia brevis ( Rolfe ) Dodson 1991

Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Short Helcia

Flower Size 1.9" [4.8 cm] wide

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical to conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, 10" [25 cm] long, erect to slightly arching, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of a mature pseudobulb with the fragrant flowers held at the leaf tips

Synonyms Neoescobaria brevis [Rolfe]Garay 1972; *Trichopilia brevis Rolfe 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Trichopilia brevis; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Neoescobaria brevis drawing fide; *Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 as Neoescobaria brevis drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide;

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