Gongora hirtzii Dodson & N.H.Williams 1989 SECTION Grossa Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Hirtz' Gongora [German Engineer in Ecuador late 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in extremely wet forests on mossy branches above streams at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with small delicate pseudobulbs and plicate leaves and blooms with less than 10 flowers on the pendant inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 500 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;