Govenia tingens Poepp. & Endl 1836 Photo by Carlos Hajek

Common Name The Losing Color Govenia

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stem that is swollen into a corm-like pseudobulb and continues above as an elongate stem enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and carrying 2, subopposite, oblong-elliptic to oval, articulated, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into a shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, loosely racemose, several to many flowered inflorescence with by 1 to 3 remote, close tubular bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 068 Dodson 1980 as Govenia tingens drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide