Gongora latisepala Rolfe 1918 SECTION Gongora

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View From Rear Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another FlowerPhoto by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

FragrancePart shadeHotCoolSummer

Common Name The Broad Sepal Gongora

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane, primary forests at elevations of 700 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with ovoid to ovoid-pyriform, sulcate, obtuse or acutely angled pseudobulbs with 2 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, ribbed, leaves with a channeled petiole that blooms in the summer on a 14 to 20" [35 to 50 cm] long, pendant raceme with several to many [18 to 39], simultaneously opening flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 061 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not =?; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;