Gongora meneziana V.P.Castro & G.Gerlach 2006 SECTION Gongora

Another Color Form Photos by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Fragrance Deep Shade Warm LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name Menzes' Gongora [Brazilian Orchid Botanist current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Brazil in Atlantic rain forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, conic, laterally sulcate, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, three veined, wide lanceolate, smooth, petiolate below leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, pendant, laterally compressed, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, several [7 to 12] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with fragrant flowers.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Brasilienses Vol II Plate 146 Castro Neto 2006 drawing/photo fide