Gongora chocoensis Jenny 1990 SECTION Gongora

Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part shadeHot To CoolWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Choco Gongora [Western Colombian State]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Colombia in mangrove swamps at or near sealevel as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, deeply longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, elliptic, plicate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaves that can bloom at any time during the year on a basal, pendulous, 10" [25 cm] long, loosely several to many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Orchids Australia Vol 13 No 2 2001 photo; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #7 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #7 2012 photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;