Pelexia orobanchoides (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920 Photo by © D Zappii and Kew Neotropical Plants Image Database Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by © Kraenzlin and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Website


Common Name The Orobanche-Like Pelexia [refers to the plant resembling a plant from the genus Orobanche]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial orchid with leaves that are not present at blooming and have not been seen but it blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, 4.8 to 8.8" [12 to 22 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, margins ciliate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pachygenium orobanchoides (Kraenzl.) Szlach., R.González & Rutk. 2001; Stenorrhynchos orobanchoides Kraenzl. 1911;

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 ok; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing ok.; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;