Pelexia hysterantha (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1920

Inflorescence Photos by © by Victor Silveira and the Orquideas da Mata Atlantica Website

Drawing Photos by © by K Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium

Partial shade cool cold

Common Name or Meaning The Late Blooming Pelexia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid without leaves and an erect stem carrying several, tubular, acuminate bracts and blooming on an erect to 14" [to 35 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Pachygenium hysteranthum (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach., R.González & Rutk. 2001; *Spiranthes hysterantha Barb.Rodr. 1877; Stenorrhynchos hysteranthum (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1877

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 fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;