Gongora odoratissima Lem. 1847 SECTION Gongora Photo by Tez and The Orchids Online Australia Website

Another Flower? not Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name The Highly Scented Gongora

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela and Tolima, Colombia as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a basal, pendent, many flowered inflorescence.

Often cited as a syn of G quinquenervis, I feel that it sufficiently different to be a separate entity.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo 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; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;