Gongora jauariensis Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2009 SECTION Gongora

Inflorescence Photos by da Silva and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot LATERSummer EARLIERFall

Common Name The Rio Jauari Gongora [A river in Amazonas Brazil]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Amazonas Brazil at elevations around 185 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, deeply ribbed, yellow green pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, thin, plicate, elliptic, strongly nerved abaxially, acute, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, short, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a basal, horizontal then abruptly pendent, racemose, to 20" [50 cm] long, red, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with yellow, persistent, triangular, acute floral bracts carrying non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especias #7 Campacci & da Silva 2009 drawing/photo fide;