Gomphichis crassilabia Garay 1978 Photo by Karl Senghas The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Thick Lipped Gomphichis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador in high montane grasslands at elevations around 3550 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with several, lanceolate-oblong, acute with imbricating vaginate bases, at first basal, then cauline, decreasing in size towards the apex leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, stout, cylindric, to 30" [to 75 cm] long, rachis 4" [10 cm] long, obtuse, pubescent, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-oblong, acute to abruptly acuminate, ciliate margined floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 498 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; 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