Pelexia macropoda (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr.1920 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part shadeCold Cool LATERSpring

Common Name The Big Foot Pelexia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern and southern Brazil as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths carrying broadly elliptic, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terminal, 7" [17.5 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with as long as the flower, linear, acute floral bracts

Synonyms *Spiranthes macropoda Barb.Rodr. 1877; Stenorrhynchos macropodum (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr., Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1(Index): x (187

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