Pelexia tovarensis (Garay & Dunst.) Garay & Dunst. 1979 Collection sheet by © Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Tovar Pelexia [A town in western Venezuela]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations around 1900 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with several, basal, suberect, faintly mottled medium green, somewhat glaucous dorsally, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the pseudopetiolate base leves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 36" [90 cm] long, rachis 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, finely pubescent, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Spiranthes tovarensis Garay & Dunst. 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville and Garay 1976 as Spiranthes tovarensis drawing fide; *Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsteville & Garay 1979 drawing fide