Gongora latisepala Rolfe 1918 SECTION Eugongora SUBSECTION Gongora

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View From Rear Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another FlowerPhoto courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

FragrancePart shadeHotCoolSummer

Common Name The Broad Sepal Gongora

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This medium sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte occurs in Colombia and Peru in wet montane, primary forests at elevations of 700 to 1400 meters with ovoid to ovoid-pyriform, sulcate, obtuse or acutely angled pseudobulbs with 2 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, ribbed, leaves with a channeled petiole that blooms in the summer on a 14 to 20" [35 to 50 cm] long, pendant raceme with several to many [18 to 39], simultaneously opening flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 061 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not =?