Pelexia itatiayae Schltr. 1930Photo by Roberto Takase

Partial Shade Cool LATESummer EARLIERFall

Common Name The Itatiaya Pelexia [a Mountain In southeastern Brazil]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by 2 basal, linear-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves and another shorter similar one below the midddle that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with 3, close, tubular, acute bracts and as long as the flower floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not completely convinced that this determination is correct so please use with caution!

Synonyms Pachygenium itatiayae (Schltr.) Szlach. 2001

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 good;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------