Gongora ionodesme G.Gerlach 2009 SECTION Gongora Photo by Rich Hoyer and his The Flickr Photo Website

Fragrance Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Violet Blue Gongora

Flower Size 1.08" [2.7 cm]

Found in Napo Ecuador in wet montane forests most often near streams and rivers at elevations around 950 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clear green, ovate, ribbed, pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, dark green, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, narrowing below intothe shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendent, to 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant color variable flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 drawwing/photo fide