Gomphichis bogotensis Renz 1948 Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz

Common Name or Meaning The Bogota Gomphichis [The Capital of Colombia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and northwestern Venezuela in paramo at elevations of 2900 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with fasciculate, fleshy roots giving rise to 3 to 6, more or less basal, membraneous, oblong to oblanceolate, acute, attenuate into the base leaves that blooms on a terminal, glabrous below pubescent above, enveloped by 4 tubular, acuminate sheaths, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, denswely pilose, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, externally glandular-pilose, longer than the ovary floral bracts carrying small, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing good; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide/photo good