Gongora histrionica Rchb.f. 1854 SECTION Eugongora SUBSECTION Gongora Photo by Patricia Harding and the Orchidstudium Website

Another Angle

Inflorescence Photos by Gerald Swett

Fragrance Full shadeHot warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Enchanting Gongora

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Guyana, French Guiana? and Surinam as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with deeply ridged, conical pseudobulbs carrying plicate, elliptical leaves and blooms in the fall on a basal, pendant, 20.8" [52 cm] long, 15 to 35 flowered inflorescence with vanilla scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Guia Illustrada para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toullemonde 2001 drawing/photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 3 2006 photo;