Hoehneella heloisae Ruschi 1945 Drawing by Hoehne

Deep Shade Warm Summer

Common Name Heloisa's Hoehneella [Sra. Torres; Brazilaian Director of Museu Nacional 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to rounded ovate, single leafed pseudobulbs enveloped by the 4 to 6, oblong-lanceolate, membraneous, mucronate apically, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, apically recurved leaf that blooms in the summer on an axillary, 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 6.5 cm] long, thin, single flowered inflorescence carrying a greenish yellow, glabrous flower.

This species is critically endangered and may even be extinct in nature.

Synonyms Chaubardia heloisae (Ruschi) Garay 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list as Hapalorchis lineata , IPNI ; * Arq. Pub. Est. Espiritu Santo 1945: 4. Ruschi 1945; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orquideas do Estado do Espirito Santo Ruschi 1997 drawing fide;