Govenia greenwoodii Dressler & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003

Photo by AMO and the Associacion Mexicano de Orquideas Website

Common Name Greenwood's Govenia [Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in evergreen cloud forests in Michoacan, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico as well as Guatemala and Honduras at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial or rupicolus orchid with 2 to rarely 3, somewhat developed during blooming, elliptic, plicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 18" to 32" [45 to 80 cm] long, subdense, cylindric, successively 25 to 40 flowered inflorescence with ligulate, acuminate, concave, hyaline, purple tinted, 3 nerved floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 589* Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018