Govenia purpusii Schltr. 1918 Photo by AMO and the Associacion Mexicano de Orquideas Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name Purpus' Govenia [American Orchid Collector 1800's to mid 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico, Hidalgo, Vera Cruz and Oaxaca states of Mexico and Guatemala in oak/pine forests and montane aok forests at elevations of 2400 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with rather small, dorsiventrally flattened corms carrying 2 apical, commonly purplish to reddish, only partly developed at blooming, slender leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a longer than the leaves, erect, to 16" [40 cm] long overall, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, rather densely 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Govenia liliacea var. purpusii (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1939; Govenia mutica var. purpusii (Schltr.) Correll 1947; Govenia pauciflora Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Glaciana Mcvaugh 1985 as G mutica var purpusii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 as G pauciflora; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 drawing plant base only;

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