Helonoma peruviana (Szlach.) Salazar, H.C.Dueñas & Fern.Alonso 2009 Drawing by © Szlach. from Fragm. Flor Geobot. 39[2] 519 1994 and Orchids January 1996

Common Name The Peruvian Helonoma

Flower Size [2.5 mm]

Found in Huanaco Peru in moss cushions in shady locales on the western slope of the Pico Sira and adjacent lowlands at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a recumbent stem carrying many ovate, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves with hairy protrusions within the axils that blooms on a terminal, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with 2, long-acuminate bracts and floral bracts that are shorter than the flower.

Synonyms Wallnoeferia peruviana Szlach. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Wallnoeferia peruviana drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 #1 1996 as Wallnoeferia peruviana drawing fide;