Gongora similis Rchb. f. 1881 SUBGENUS Eugongora SECTION Gratulabunda Photo courtesy of Rod Rice

Closeup of lip structure showing the diagnostic 2 pointed dorsal anterior

Common Name The Similar Gongora

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia and Caldas states of Colombia on the eastern slope of the Andes.

This species and G gratulabunda are very similar but differ in this ones dorsal, 2 pointed anterior of the lip, which is on the left and G gratulabunda rounded dorsal anterior lip structure on the right

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oasis Vol 1 No 1 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide;