Pelexia leucostica [Rchb.f] Garay & Dunsterville 1979

Inflorescence Photos By Gerado Torres

Common Name The White Spotted Pelexis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela as a small sized, terrestrial orchid with an erect stem enveloped partially by narrowly lanceolate, acute sheaths and carrying lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, terminal, 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with linear, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Spiranthes leucostica Rchb.f 1885;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1975 as Spiranthes adnata drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;