!Eltroplectris calcarata (Sw.) Garay & H.R. Sweet 1972

Photo by Padre Pedro Ortiz Valdivieso, plant grown by Orlando Rincon

Another Flower

Photo by Mark Nir and Orchidaceae Antillanae

Fragrance Part shade Cool to Hot LATE Winter and Spring

Common Name The Spurred Eletroplectris

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

This is a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid found from south Florida through the Caribbean to Trinidad, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters alongside streams in semi-deciduous forests with 1 or 2, elongate, thin, oblong-lanceolate, purply green, ventrally brown spotted, petiolate base leaves that are rarely present at blooming, occuring in late winter and spring on a 3' 4" [1 meter] long, erect, pubescent, racemose, loosely few to several [15] flowered inflorescence that has basal sheaths and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Centrogenium calcaratum (Sw.) Schltr. 1920; Centrogenium rademarkeri Ruschi & la Gasa 1972; Centrogenium setaceum (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920; Collea calcarata (Sw.) Lindl. 1823 ; Eltroplectris acuminata Raf. 1837; *Neottia calcarata Sw. 1806; Pelexia calcarata (Sw.) Cogn. 1909; Pelexia domingensis Lindley 1840; Pelexia setacea Lindl. 1840; Pelexia setacea var glabra Cogn. 1909; Spiranthes calcarata (Sw.) Jimenez 1962; Stenorrhynchos calcaratum (Sw.) Rich. 1818

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Pelexia setacea; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Pelexia setacea drawing fide; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Pelexia calcarata; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Pelexia setacea; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Pelexia setacea drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Centrogenium setaceum; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 as Centrogenium setaceum drawing/photos fide Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0321 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing okish no hairs on lip; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Moscosoa 13:114 2002 ; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 1 2008 photo fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing okish no hairs on lip; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 photo ok; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #3 2015 photo fide; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;