Gomphichis macbridei C.Schweinf. 1941 Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and P Base Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower 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 good to the first and second photo; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 059 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing good to the first and second photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 Photo not = G caucana; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 #1997 pg 851 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as G sp pg 148 photo fide; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 pg 149 photo not = ; Nowak, S., Szlachetko, D.L., Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. et al. Plant Syst Evol ( 301: 61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-014-1054-4 2015

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