Gongora arcuata G.Gerlach & Toulem. 2001 SECTION Gongora

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Fragrance Deep Shade Warm Winter Spring

Common Name The Arched Gongora

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm] wide

Found in Meta department of Colombia in primary rainforest at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs envelooped basally in youth by scarious, evanescent sheaths and carrying 2, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, prominently 5 nerved leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a pendant, to 20" [50 cm] long, laxly to 18 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 22 #1 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photos fide; Orquideologia Vol 27 #2 2010 photo fideOrquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide