Govenia tequilana Dressler & Hágsater 1973

Another Angle Photos by © T J Hartung 1973

Plant comparrison shot Photo by © Greenwood and The Herbario AMO Website

Full shadeCoolTo ColdSummer

Common Name The Tequila Govenia [a town and Hill in Jalisco state of Mexico]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of Mexico in humid mossy forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a subterranean rhizome giving rise to a single, elliptic, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, longer than the leaf, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 8(1) Greenwood 1981 Photo fide; Flora Novo-Galiciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Rogers McVaugh 1985; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991;