Gomphichis lozanoi S.Nowak & Szlach. 2014 TYPE Drawing © by S.Nowak & Szlach and The Springer Link Website


Common Name Lozano's Gomphichis [Colombian collector of type current]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia, Cauca, Chocó, Cundinamarca and Norte de Santander departments of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2300 to 2900 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 5, basal and a single cauline, linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, acute, tapering towards the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, with 4 to 7 slender, erect, delicate, glabrous below, glanular above bracts, to 48" [120 cm] long, cylindrical, laxly many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, somewhat oblique, pubescent margined floral bracts and carrying relatively small 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