Gongora herrenhusana Jenny 2010 SECTION Eugongora SUBSECTION Gongora

Inflorescence Photos by G Hubein and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Warm LATE spring

Common Name Herrenhus's Gongora [German Orchid Collector in Colombia current]

Flower Size

Found in Buenaventura Colombia at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with conic pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on a basal, pendent, to 20" [50 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence

Although newly described this species has been known since Lindley described it as G maculata var tricolor in 1844.

Synonyms Gongora maculata var. tricolor (Rchb. f.) Lindl. 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchideen (Hamb.) 61(2): 86. Jenny 2010 drawing/photo fide

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