Govenia fasciata Lindl. 1843

Photo by The Orquideologia Flickr Photo Website


Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Full shade Warm LATER Summer

Common Name The Striped Govenia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations around 800 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing terrestrial with a small ovoid pseudobulb enveloped completely by leaf sheath bases, uppermost 2 leaf bearing, carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below intothe canaliculate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, lateral, from the side of the pseudobulb erect, thin, terete, 24" [60 cm] long, overall, rachis 8" [20 cm] long, sublaxly several to many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as G supurba drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as G fasciata drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as G fasciata photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as G fasciata drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as G fasciata photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo ok; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medillin Colombia 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 as G cf fasciata photo good