Govenia ciliilabia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Hairy Lipped Govenia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Guatemala on forested slopes at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, subopposite, erect-spreading, elliptic, shortly acuminate, thinly membranaceous, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, glabrous, loose below congested above, shorter than the leaves, 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm] long, racemose inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Sched. Orch. 10: 80. 1930; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 as Govenis sp pg 89 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 2 Hammell, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 photo fide;