Gongora histrionica Rchb.f. 1854 SECTION Gongora Photo by Patricia Harding and the Orchidstudium Website

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Inflorescence Photos by Gerald Swett

Fragrance Full shadeHot warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Enchanting Gongora

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Guyana, French Guiana? and Surinam at elevations around 100 to 750 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with deeply ridged, conical pseudobulbs carrying plicate, elliptical leaves and blooms in the fall on a basal, pendant, 20.8" [52 cm] long, 15 to 35 flowered inflorescence with vanilla scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Guia Illustrada para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toullemonde 2001 drawing/photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 3 2006 photo; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;