Hexalectris brevicaulis L.O.Williams 1940 Photo by © Julio Alvarez and The Naturalista Website

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Common Name The Short Stemmed Hexalectris

Flower Size

Found in Mexico in pine/oak forests at elevations around 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with coral white rhizomes giving rise to an erect, dark purple to dark red, succulent, enveloped below by tubular, obtuse, inflated bracts, to 12” [30 cm] long overall, blooming in the later summer, rachis 4” [10 cm] long, laxly, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying campanulate, dark purple flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater etal 2005;