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

Common Name The Monsterous Gomphichis [refers to the lip which appears to be the head of a monster]

Flower Size

Found in Cundinamarca and Huila departments of Colombia in forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4, basal, linear-oblanceolate, acuminate, tapering towards the sessile base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, with 5 glabrous below, glandular above bracts, to 30" [75 cm] long, rachis to 5.2" [13 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, somewhat oblique, pubescent 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