Gongora pleiochroma Rchb. f. 1860 SECTION Gongora Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Dale Borders

FragrancePart shadeHotWinter To Summer

Common Name The Rich-Colored Gongora

Flower Size 2.5" [6 cm]

Found as a medium sized, caespitose, hot to cool growing epiphyte in Panama, Venezuela, French Guiana, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru in tropical and montane wet forests at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters with narrowly obtuse angled, ovoid-pyriform, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, broadly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, plicate, 5 veined, conduplicate below into the channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a pendant, 2' [60 cm] long, loosely several to densly [12 to 25] many flowered, racemose inflorescence with fragrant lilac to hyacynth scented, color variable, simultaneously opening flowers that arise on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Gongora aromatica sensu Dodson & Bennett 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 063 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #1 2000 photo ok?; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 photo/drawings fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 3 2006 photo; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 g sp pg 151 top left photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not = G quinquenervis?; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;