Pelexia ekmanii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920


Plant and Flowers in situ Argentina Photos by © Josť A. Radins Argentina

Full Sun Cool Cold

Common Name Ekman's Pelexia [Swedish Botanist collected in Dominican Republic earlier 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay at moderate elevations as a just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a few, lanceolate, acuminate, not there at blooming, grading to bracts above leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 16" [35 cm] long, enveloped by 8, non imbricate, acuminate bracts, rachis to 4" [to 10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers that face in all directions.

Synonyms Pachygenium ekmanii (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2001; Spiranthes ekmanii (Kraenzl.) Hauman 1920; *Stenorrhynchos ekmanii Kraenzl 1911; Stenorrhynchos oestrifer var. minor Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;