Gongora minax Rchb.f. 1866 SECTION Eugongora SUBSECTION Gongora Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Fragrant Part Shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Menacing Gongora

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm] front to back

Found in northern Brazil as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic-acuminate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a pendant several flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1870 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo;