Pelexia laminata Schltr. 1922 Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista and © Orchidstudium


Plant, Flowers and Habitat

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Common Name or Meaning The Laminate Pelexia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil at elevations around 1000 to 1250 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a few basal, lanceolate-ligulate, gradually attenuate into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on terminal, erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, rachis 1.6" [4 cm], 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, lower down longer than the ovary, higher up much shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

The photos by Jay Pfahl were taken in Minas Gerais on the road between Datas and Presidente Kubichek at an elevation around 1000 meters.

Synonyms Pachygenium laminatum (Schltr.) Szlach., R. González & Rutk. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fac 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Fac 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide