Pelexia bonariensis (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920

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Plant in situ Argentina

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Common Name The Bonare Pelexia [a national park within Mato Grosso state of Brazil]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.5 cm]

Found in southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina in grass and open woodlands as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with large, dark green, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 20 to 36" [50 to 90 cm] long, 11 to 18 flowered inflorescence with bracts that surpass the length of the flowers.

Synonyms Gyrostachys bonariensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pachygenium bonariense (Lindl.) Szlach., R. González & Rutk. 2001; Pachygenium callosum Mytnik, Szlach. & Górniak 2010; Pachygenium saltense (Griseb.) Szlach., R. González & Rutk. 2001; Pelexia callosa M.N.Correa 1953; Pelexia saltensis (Griseb.) Schltr. 1920; *Spiranthes bonariensis Lindl. 1840; Spiranthes bonariensis var. bombylifera Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881; Stenorrhynchos bonariense var. robustum Cogn. 1895; Spiranthes saltensis Griseb. 1879; Stenorrhynchos bonariensis (Lindl.) Cogn. 1905; Stenorrhynchos saltensis (Griseb.) Cogn.1895;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 As Spiranthes bonarienses var bombylifera; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Spiranthes saltensis; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;