Gomphichis scaposa Schltr. 1920 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Shaft-Like Gomphichis

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia and Cauca departments of Colombia at elevations around 2800 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 4, basal, ligulate, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, terete, glabrous, apically glandular-puberulous, with about 8 acuminate bracts, to [170 cm] long overall, rachis to 12" [30 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, erect-patent, slightly shorter to as long as the flowers floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7:55 Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 52:#60 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;