Gongora amparoana Schltr. 1923 SECTION Acropera Photo courtesy of Rudy Bachmann

Lip detail Photo by THe Wayward Hawaiian Blogspot


Common Name Amparo's Gongora - Dona Amparo de Celedon Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, dark green, ridged pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, plicate leaves that blooms on a a pendant, fairly thin, 4.8" [12 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence enveloped by a few sheaths and has lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 50. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 5 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999;