Gongora minax Rchb.f. 1866 SECTION Gongora Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Fragrant Part Shade Hot Warm LATE Winter EARLY Spring

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 in the late winter and early spring on a pendant several flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.


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; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;