Govenia matudae E.W. Greenw. & Soto Arenas 2003

Photo by Rodolfo Hernandez

Full shade CoolColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning Matuda's Govenia [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras? and El Salvador? in oak cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with elliptic-subglobose, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, plicate, elliptic, acuminate to obtuse, attenuate basally leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, scapose, 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, 20 to 40 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 590 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide