Govenia gardneri Hook. 1839 Photo by Amerigo Docha Neto

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Common Name or Meaning Gardner's Govenia

Flower Size

Found in Brazil, Argentinia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador as a terrestrial

"Govenia gardneri differs from G. utriculata in its narrow bladeless leaf sheaths 1.5?2 cm in diameter (vs. 3?4 cm), internally spotted (not barred), proportionately short and wide petals 1.8?2 times longer than broad (vs. 2.8?3.2 times longer than broad), and broadly ovate, obtuse labellum with prominent keels over most of its length (vs. keels only on the basal half). Botanical illustrations and descriptions of G. gardneri can be found in Hooker (1839), Cogniaux (18981902) and Hoehne (1942)." Salazar, Octavino-Landa, etal 2021

Synonyms Govenia boliviensis Rolfe 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; Phytotaxa 487 [3]: 195-204 Salazar Octavino-Landa, etal 2021