!Helonoma bifida (Ridl.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982

Collection Sheet Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay/Collection sheet by Jany Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full shade Cool Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Two Part Helonoma

Flower Size .05" [1 mm]

Found in Guyana, Venezuela and northern Brazil at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with reticulate, elliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 16" [40 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with well spaced, acuminate-triangular bracts

Synonyms Beadlea bifida (Ridl.) Garay & Dunst. 1979; Beloglottis bifida (Ridl.) Szlach.1996; Cyclopogon bifidus (Ridl.) Schltr. 1920; *Spiranthes bifida Ridl. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Spiranthes bifida drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cyclopogon bifida drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Beadlea bifida drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000;