Gongora amparoana Schltr. 1923 SECTION Acropera Photo courtesy of Rudy Bachmann

Lip detail Photo by THe Wayward Hawaiian Blogspot


Common Name Amparo's Gongora - Dona Amparo de Celedon Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, dark green, ridged pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, plicate leaves that blooms on a a pendant, fairly thin, 4.8" [12 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence enveloped by a few sheaths and has lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Acropera amparoana (Schltr.) Archila, Szlach. & Chiron 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 50. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Orquideologia Vol 14 #3 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 5 1985 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 photo fide;