Gomphichis traceyae Rolfe 1916 Type Drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Tracey's Gomphichis [Mrs Tracy, original collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in paramo around 3500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, rosulate, oblong-obovate, acute to abruptly acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, enveloped almost completely by chlorophyll-bearing sheaths grading smaller above, to 20" [50 cm] long, cylindric, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-lanceolate, concave, acute, sparsely pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Gomphichis montana L.O.Williams 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225 [1] Orchidaceae Garay 1979