Govenia plowmanii Szlach. & Kolan. 2014 TYPE Drawing by Nowak, Szachetko & Kolanowska and Two New Species of Govenia

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Common Name Plowman's Govenia [American Co discover of species 1900's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Huila department of Colombia in secondary forests at elevations around 1400 to 1500 meters as a large sized[ in bloom], cool growing terrestrial with corm-like pseudobulbs surrounded by leaf sheaths carrying 2, subopposite, oblong-elliptic, acute, strongly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and later summer on an erect, peduncle to 26.4" [66 cm] long, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying rather small flowers with a unique lip structure which separates it from all others.

Similar to G fasciata but differs in the lip that is centrally concave, constricted in the apical third, with the basal part obreniform and the apical part much smaller and transversly elliptic.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Polish Botanical Journal 59(1): 710, Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide