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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua

Govenia capitata Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 1988 Andrieux, G. [88], Mexico K000588800
Cribb, P., Mexico 56394.000
Mexico K001462051
Mexico K001462052
K001462053
K001462054
K001462055

First published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 21: t. 1795 (1835)

Accepted by

  • (2021). https://www.mapress.com/j/pt/article/view/phytotaxa.487.3.2/42938 epublication.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Govenia utriculata.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Missouri Botanic Garden (2005). Vascular Tropicos Nomenclatural Database http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/vast.html.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001462051
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001462053
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001462054
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001462055

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0