Govenia tequilana Dressler & Hágsater 1973

Another Angle Photos by © T J Hartung

Full shadeCoolTo ColdSummer

Common Name The Tequila Govenia [a town and Hill in Jalisco state of Mexico]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of Mexico in humid mossy forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a subterranean rhizome giving rise to a single, elliptic, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, longer than the leaf, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galiciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Rogers McVaugh 1985; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991;

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