Pelexia ventricosa [Cogn.] Schlechter 1920 Photo by Lou Menezes

Full shade Cool LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Inflated Pelexia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found eastern Paraguay as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial without leaves and an erect stem enveloped by 4, tubular, acute, inflated apically bracts and blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, to 32" [80 cm] long, rachis 4" [10 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, triangular-linear, long-acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pachygenium ventricosum [Cogn] Schlach. 2001; *Stenorrhynchos ventricosum Cogn. 1903;

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 good; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo as P pterygantha not = P ventricosa fide

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