Gomphichis hetaeriodes Schlechter 1920 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Ecuagenera, Ltd.

part sunWarm to Cold

Common Name The Hetaeria-Like Gomphichis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 4000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a fasciculate, fleshy, shortly lanose stem carrying 3 to 5, erect-patent, lanceolate to elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, gradually narrowing into the narrow petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, shortly brown hairy, 5.6 to 7.2" [14 to 18 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, oblong-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Gomphichis cranichoides Schltr. 1921; Gomphichis sodiroi Schltr. 1921; Stenoptera cranichoides (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as G cranichoides; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as G sodoroi; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 385 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo ok;

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