Gongora claviodora Dressler 1972 SECTION Gongora

Photos by Walter Schug

Common Name The Clove-Scented Gongora

Flower Size 2 1/5" [6 cm]

Found from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia? in rain and cloud forests as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at sealevel to 1500 meters in elevation with elliptic, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, elliptic, undulate, acute, conduplicate below into the short petiole leaves and blooms in the spring on a basal, 11 1/5" [28 cm] long, pendant, racemose, several flowered [6] inflorescence with fragrant flowers that smell of clove.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Orquideologia Vol 14 #3 1981 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 747 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 2 Hammell, Grayum, Herrera adn Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018