Gongora ilense Whitten & Jenny 1992 SECTION Gongora

Another Flower Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name The Ila Gongora [Mountains in Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet premontane forests at elevations of 100 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with swollen, longitudinally ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, broad, thin plicate leaves that blooms in the late spring in northern hemisphere culture on a basal, pendant, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide;