A genus of about 9 species, mycotrophic herbs, of s. North America, especially sw. United States and Mexico. We decline to follow the suggested combining of Hexalectris into Bletia (Sosa 2007; Sosa et al. 2016; Sosa & Chase 2020); the published evidence does not provide clear and convincing support that Hexalectris and Bletia are not each monophyletic and morphologically well-supported genera.
Ref: Catling (2004); Catling & Engel (1993); Correll (1950); Goldman et al. (2002) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002a); Kennedy & Watson (2010); Sosa (2007); Sosa & Chase (2020); Sosa et al. (2016). Show full citations.