Gongora cruciformis Whitten & D.E. Benn. 1994 SECTION Gongora

Side View Of Flower

Lip Detail


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


Common Name The Cross-Shaped Gongora [Refers to the lateral processes at the rear of the lip

Flower Size

Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a warm growing epiphyte blooming in the late spring with a pendant inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;