Gongora juruaensis Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2010

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

Full shade HotFall

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

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm] wide

Found in Amazonas Brazil at elevations around 40 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, deeply ribbed, pale green pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, thin, plicate, elliptic, strongly nerved abaxially, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, short, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a basal, pendent, racemose, to 20" [50 cm] long, green, 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 #8 Campacci & da Silva 2010 drawing/photo fide;