Govenia tingens Poepp. & Endl 1836 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower Photo by Carlos Hajek

Common Name The Losing Color Govenia

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stem that is swollen into a corm-like pseudobulb and continues above as an elongate stem enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and carrying 2, subopposite, oblong-elliptic to oval, articulated, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into a shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, loosely racemose, several to many flowered inflorescence with by 1 to 3 remote, close tubular bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 068 Dodson 1980 as Govenia tingens drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide