Gomphichis gracilis Schltr. 1919 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Graceful Gomphichis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in notheastern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 5, basal, spreading, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, terete, glabrous below becominf glandular-pubescent above, enveloped by 4 to 6, amplexicaul, acuminate sheaths, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, lax, 12 to 20 flowered inflorescence with spreading, elliptic to ovate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying spreading, small flowers.

Synonyms Stenoptera gracilis (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6:29 Schlechter 1919; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 52:#6 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017

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