Gongora maculata Lindley 1833 SECTION Eugongora SUBSECTION GongoraPhoto courtesy of Patricia Harding

Another Color Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

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Common Name The Spotted Gongora

Flower Size .8" [2 cm] wide

Found in Trinidad, Guyana and Peru as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-oblong to cylindrical-conic, strongly sulcate and ridged pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, lanceolate, to ligulate-oblong to elliptical-obovate, acute to acuminate, more or less undulate margins, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a lateral, pendulous, elongate, racemose, to 28" [80 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying very fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Gongora maculata var. hookeri Klotzsch & H.Karst. 1849;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 drawing; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 2 1962 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 4 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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