Pelexia ecuadorensis Schltr. 1921

Photo by Alexander Hirtz


Photo by Leon Glicenstein


Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Ecuadorian Pelexia

Flower Size .2" 5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 5, in a basal rosette, ovate, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 19.2" [to 48 cm] long overall, rachis, 5" [12.5 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 198 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #12 2011 photo fide;