Pelexia quisqueyana Dod 1993

TYPE Drawing by Donald Dod


Common Name The Quisqueya Pelexia [refers to its being from Hispanola]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in a clearing beside a broadleaved forest at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect rhizome carrying 1 to 3, somewhat sulcate, plicate, oblique, dull, undulate margins, thin, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terminal, glabrous below, glandulous-pilose, provided with ovate- triangular, acute, reflexed apex bracts, 14 to 28" [35 to 70 cm] long overall, rachis 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with pilose, narrowly lanceoalte, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying pilose to puberulent green flowers.

"Similar to Pelexia adnata but differs in the sheaths, the bracts, the piloseoutside of the flower and the shorter lip with distinct auricles and the tripartite spur." Dod 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Moscosoa 7: 160 Dod 1993 drawing fide;