Gongora longipes Schltr. 1914

SECTION Scaphephora

Inflorescence Photos by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Fragrance Deep Shade LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Long Column Foot Gongora

Flower Size

Found in Colombia as a small sized epiphyte with ovoid, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic-acuminate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on a pendant several flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.

Stated by some authors to be a synonym of G scaphephorus but many differences are obvious so I leave it separate.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; 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 Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;