Pelexia weberbaueri (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920 Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Another Orchid Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name Weberbauer's Pelexia [German Botanist in Peru early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Peru at elevations of 2300 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of elliptic, obtuse, elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, racemose, peduncle glabrous below, glandular-pilose above, enveloped by 7 to 9 sheaths, to 7.2"+ [18 cm +] long, several flowered inflorescence that is lax below and denser above with lanceolate, acute to acuminate, shorter than to longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying densely pubescent flowers

Synonyms *Spiranthes weberbaueri Kraenzl. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 as Spiranthes weberbaueri drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Spiranthes weberbaueri drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;