Pelexia tamanduensis (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920 Photo by Karl Senghas

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing of Stenorrhynchos tamanduense Kraenzl. 1911 by Kraenzlin and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Website


Common Name The Tamandua Pelexia [a town in Parana state of Brazil]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem carrying 4 to 5, more or less imbricate, carinate, acuminate, glabrous sheaths and carrying oblong-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the basally clasping pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pachygenium tamanduense (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2001; Stenorrhynchos holosericeum Kraenzl. 1911; *Stenorrhynchos tamanduense 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 Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide