Gongora pardina Jenny 1985 SECTION GongoraPhoto courtesy of Bob Worley of Mostly Orchids


Common Name The Light-Brown Gongora

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Colombia and Zamora Chinchipe, Morona-Santiago and Napo departments Ecuador in mangrove marshes at elevations of sea level to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with pyriform, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect, plicate, elliptic lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a nasal, pendent, to 16" [40 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 photo/ddrarwing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Choco Colombia Misas 2005 as Gongora sp. #316 drawing /photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;