Gongora truncata Lindley 1843 SECTION Scaphephora

Lip Detail Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Inflorescence Photo by Bill Pinnix and Seal Rock Orchids


Common Name The Supported Gongora

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala in moist, moderately dense woodlands at elevations of 180 to 850 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ridged, conical to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to rarely 3, plicate, rigid leaves and blooms on a basal, pendant, to 36" [to 90 cm] long, several[15] to many [40] flowered inflorescence with sweetly scented flowers that last less than one week

Synonyms Gongora donckelaariana Lem. 1858; Gongora truncata var. alba Nash 1917; Gongora truncata f. donckelaariana (Lem.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 200; Gongora truncata var. donckelaariana Lem. 1848; Gongora truncata var. leucochila L.Linden 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1927; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 drawing; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 4 1985 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 45 Hagsater and Salazar 1990 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 3 2006 photo; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide<