Gomphichis macbridei C.Schweinf. 1941 Photo by PAUL HARCOURT DAVIES The Science Photo Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name Macbride's Gomphichis [American Original Collector of Species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru high up in the Andes as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal, rosulate, 6 to 7, linear-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, glabrous below, densely tomentose above, 36" [90 cm] long, rachis 8" [20 cm] long, plicate, loosely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying densely pubescent externally flowers.

Synonyms Stenoptera macbridei (C.Schweinf.) L.O.Williams 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 059 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing good