Gomphichis carlos-parrae S.Nowak & Szlach 2014 TYPE Drawing by S.Nowak & Szlach and The Springer Link Website

Common Name Carlos Parra's Gomphichis [Colombian Collector of Type Current]

Flower Size

Found in Boyaca, Cundinamarca, Risaralda, Caldas, Cauca, Huila, Narino and Putumayo departments of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2850 to 3800 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with numerous, basal and a few cauline, linear-lanceolate, acute, erect, tapering towards the vaginate base leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, erect, with several bracts, to 44" [110 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with oblong-elliptic, acute, sparsely glandular floral bracts and carrying rather large, externally hirsute flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Nowak, S., Szlachetko, D.L., Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. et al. Plant Syst Evol ( 301: 61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-014-1054-4 2015 drawing fide