Gongora gibba Dressler 1972 SECTION Gongora Photos by © Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Fragrance Deep Shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Humped Gongora

Flower Size

Found in Panama at elevations around 200 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with that blooms in the spring on a pendant several flowered inflorescence with close set, ovoid, 8 to 9 ribbed, ribs thin but rounded pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, elliptic-ovate, acute, attenuate bewlow intothe petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, peduncle 8 to 8.8" [20 to 22 cm] long, 3 to 4 oblong, tubular, obtuse to acute, carinate, spined, bracts semicylindrical, rachis 4 to 15.2" [10 to 38 cm] long, triangular-compressed, 6 to 26 flowered inflorescence with deltoid-ovate, acute, carinate, decurrent spined floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 7(2): 72, f. 2. 1972 Dressler drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 2 Hammell, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as photos fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;