Gongora aceras Dressler 1971 SECTION Eugongora SUBSECTION Aceras Photo by Orchi and The Wikipedia Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo by T Kusibab and courtesy of His Photo Website

Common Name The Hornless Gongora

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and western Ecuador in extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with swollen, longitudinally ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, broad, thin, plicate, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, pendant, 6" [15 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Gongora napoensis Jenny 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 drawing Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 107 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 as G napoensis; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide;

Gongora aceras var albaPhoto courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

A white color version of the previous orchid.

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