Gongora seideliana Rchb. f. 1852 SECTION Scaphephora Photo courtesy of Roman Maruska and His Digital Orchid Page

Common Name or Meaning Seidel's Gongora [German orchid Collector and enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico in tropical forests on rocks as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with conical-ovoid, sulcate pseudobulbs without angular ribs, enveloped basally by scarious-fibrous sheaths and carryign 2, apical, erect, plicate, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acumiante, with 3 prominent veins beneath and 2 secondary veins one each on either side, attenuate below into the channeled petioalte base leaves that blooms on a basal, pendent, peduncle with 4 tubular,acute, scarious bracts, rachis zig-zag, to 12" [30 cm] long, lax, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, scarious floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; 11 LACANDONIA, año 10, vol. 10, núm. 2: 11-14, diciembre de 2016 Redescubrimiento de Gongora seideliana Rchb.f. (Orchidaceae), una orquídea rara, en Chiapas, MéxicoRoberto García-Martínez1, Rolando Jiménez-Machorr 2016 Redescubrimiento de Gongora seideliana... (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313344448_Redescubrimiento_de_Gongora_seideliana_Rchbf_Orchidaceae_una_orquidea_rara_en_Chiapas_Mexico [accessed Apr 10 2018].