Gongora fulva Lindl. 1839 SECTION Gongora Photo by Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shadeHot Warm LATE spring

Common Name The Brown-Yellow Gongora

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in western Colombia at elevations around 400 to 900 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with conic pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on a basal, pendent, to 20" [50 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence.

G tricolor is cited to be a synonym of this species but I have kept them separate pending better references.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 3 2006 photo; Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 2006 photo fide; *Orchideen (Hamb.) 61(2): 86. Jenny 2010 as G herrenhusana drawing/photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 as G herrenhusiana photo fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;