Gongora powellii Schltr. 1922 SECTION Gongora

Lip from Below

Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Powell's Gongora [American Collector in Panama early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found as an epiphyte in Panama and northwestern Colombia at elevations near sealevel as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong, acutely 5 to 6 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, plicate, erect-patent, elliptic, acuminate, narrowing below intothe narrow, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring, fall and winter on a basal, pendent, peduncel to 6.8" [17 cm] long, thin, rachis to 12" [30 cm] long, 12 to 15 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acumiante, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 17:62. Schlechter 1922; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #6 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;