Gongora portentosa Rchb. f. 1869 SUBGENUS Portentosa Photo by Piotr Markiewicz

Front View of Flower Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name The Bizarre Gongora

Flower Size 3.5" [8.75 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic species with narrowly ovoid, ridged pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, erect, plicate, elliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, to 2' [60 cm] long, pendant, densly many flowered inflorescence with spicily fragrant, longer-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Gongora ecornuta Jenny 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 9 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 as G ecornutadrawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0075 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as G ecornuta; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Oasis Vol 1 No 4 2000; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as G ecornuta drawing/photo fide; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 as G ecornuta drawing/photo fide; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Australia Vol 13 No 2 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 as G ecornuta photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as G ecornuta photos fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;

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