Gongora nigropunctata Schltr. 1921 SECTION Grossa Photo by Orchid Species Plus and their Orchid Species Plus Catalog

Part shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Dark Spotted Gongora

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in northern Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform, slender, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly lanceolate, attenuate, acuminate, plicate, bright green, channeled below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendent, tinted purple, slender, racemose, 20" to 26" [50 to 65cm] long, densely 25 to 30 flowered inflorescence.

Said to be synomonous with G grossa but they are quite different so I leave them separtae pending better references.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 062 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo not = G grossa; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as G sp pg 151 middle left photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo not - G grossa;