Pelexia novofriburgensis (Rchb.f.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Photo by Ismael Nilton Vischi Orchidstudium

Part shadeCold Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Nova Friburgo Pelexia [Town in Brazil state of Rio de Janiero]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in eastern and southern Brazil and northern Argentina as a small sized cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped partially by lanceolate, acute, pubescent sheaths and carrying 2?, broadly elliptic, dark green white blotched, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 8" [to 20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with a few distant , triangular, acuminate bracts and longer than the flower, pubescent, linear, acute, floral bracts

Synonyms Pelexia calophylla (Porsch) Schltr. 1920; Pelexia hypnophila (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1920; Sarcoglottis novofriburgensis (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920; Spiranthes hypnophila Barb.Rodr. 1877; Spiranthes novofriburgensis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1866; Stenorrhynchos calophyllum Porsch 1905; Stenorrhynchos hypnophilum (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1877; Stenorrhynchos novofriburgensis Rchb. f. 1850

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as P hynophila; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as P hynophila drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as P hypnophila photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing okish