Govenia jouyana R.González 1993 Photo by © Alain Jouy and The Papelillo Website

Common Name Jouy's Govenia [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Jalisco Mexico in oak forests within volcanic rocky soils at elevations around 2550 meters as a cold growing terrestrial.

Distinguished from G lilacina by the unequal leaves, white seeds, the unspotted petals and 45 to 50 spots on the face of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; El Papelillo La Revista Mensual del Jardín Botánico de Vallarta Vol. 5, No 3 Marzo 2015