~Gongora stenoglossa Rchb. f. 1854 - See Gongora galeottiana A.Rich. 1845

Flower Closeup Photo by Dale Borders

Common Name The Slim-Lipped Gongora

Often cited as a synonum of Gongora quinquenervis, I feel there are substantial differences to keep them separate, mostly slimmer, smaller flowers with a distinct, diferently shaped hump on the epichile, a different base of the hypochile as the horns hang down and curve forward and have a triangular base. If they are separate this name G stenoglossa is often cited as a synonym of G galeottiana, but I will put both their synonyms here at this time.

Synonyms Gongora fulva var. vitellina Lindl. 1841; Gongora galeottiana A.Rich. 1845; Gongora luteola Stein 1892; Gongora vitellina Rchb.f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Orchids Australia Vol 13 No 2 2001 photo;