Gomphichis steyermarkii Foldats 1968 TYPE Drawing by Foladats

Common Name .2" [5 mm]Steyermark's Gomphichis [American Botanist in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in northwest Venezuela at elevations around 2500 meters as a large sized [in bloom], cold growing terrestrial with subcoriaceous, 4 basal and a few gradually gettin smaller above, cauline, lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate and attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 34" [85 cm] long, glabrous, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, many flowerwed inflorescence with glabrous, narrowly triangular-ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying medium sized flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Flora de Veenzuela Vol XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide