!Eltroplectris calcarata (Sw.) Garay & H.R. Sweet 1972 Photo by Padre Pedro Ortiz Valdivieso, plant grown by Orlando Rincon

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Mark Nir and Orchidaceae Antillanae

Fragrance Part shade Cool to Hot LATE Winter and Spring

Common Name The Spurred Eletroplectris

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

This is a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid found from South Florida through the Caribbean to Trinidad, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters alongside streams in semi-deciduous forests with 1 or 2, elongate, thin, petiolate base, oblong-lanceolate, purply green, ventrally brown spotted leaves that are rarely present at blooming, which occurs in fall and winter on a 2'10" [1 meter] long, erect, pubescent, loosely few to several [15] flowered, racemose inflorescence that has basal sheaths and the fragrant flowers occur in the late winter and spring.

Synonyms Centrogenium calcaratum (Sw.) Schltr. 1920; Centrogenium rademarkeri Ruschi & la Gasa 1972; Centrogenium setaceum (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920; Collea calcarata (Sw.) Lindl. 1823 ; Eltroplectris acuminata Raf. 1837; *Neottia calcarata Sw. 1806; Pelexia calcarata (Sw.) Cogn. 1909; Pelexia domingensis Lindley 1840; Pelexia setacea Lindl. 1840; Pelexia setacea var glabra Cogn. 1909; Spiranthes calcarata (Sw.) Jimenez 1962; Stenorrhynchos calcaratum (Sw.) Rich. 1818

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Pelexia setacea; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Pelexia setacea drawing fide; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Pelexia calcarata; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Pelexia setacea; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Pelexia setacea drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Centrogenium setaceum; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0321 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing okish no hairs on lip; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 1 2008 photo; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing okish no hairs on lip

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