Pelexia gutturosa (Rchb.f.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982

Drawing by © Barbosa Rodrigues, Joãoand the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The ? Pelexia

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Found in San Luis Potosi, Chiapas and Yucatan states of Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador at elevations around 60 meters in open scrub between rocks in semi arid areas in shade as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the winter

Synonyms Gyrostachys gutturosa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcoglottis gutturosa (Rchb.f.) Ames 1905; *Spiranthes gutturosa Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 as syn of S acaulis; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #5 1979 as Spiranthes gutturosa; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 as Spiranthes gutturosa; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018