~Gongora similis Rchb. f. 1881 - See Gongora gratulabunda Rchb. f. 1857 SUBGENUS Eugongora SECTION Gratulabunda Photo by Rod Rice

Closeup of lip structure showing the diagnostic 2 pointed dorsal anterior

Common Name The Similar Gongora

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia and Caldas states of Colombia on the eastern slope of the Andes.

This species and G gratulabunda are very similar but differ in this ones dorsal, 2 pointed anterior of the lip, which is on the left and G gratulabunda rounded dorsal anterior lip structure on the right

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;