Gongora horichiana Fowlie 1965

SECTION Armeniaca Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Flower CloseupPhoto by Patricia Harding

Common Name Horich's Gongora [German Orchid Collector Costa Rica later 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, ridged, often somewhat laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3, papery, imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a basal, 12" [30 cm] long, pendant, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Gongora armeniaca var. bicornuta C.Schweinf. & P.H.Allen 1948

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 5 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 11 1996 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 2 Hammell, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide