Gongora armeniaca

Gongora armeniaca

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Gongora
Species: Gga. armeniaca
Binomial name
Gongora armeniaca
(Lindl. & Paxton) Rchb. f. 1854

Gongora armeniaca is an orchid species found in Central America.


Plants are found in the wet montane forest of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua at elevations of 700 to 1350 meters


Plant blooms from summer to fall with many 3 cm wide flowers. Flowers have an apricot scent.


Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.


Common Name: The Yellow-Orange Gongora


  1. Acropera armeniaca Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1
  2. Acropera cornuta Klotzsch 1852
  3. Gongora armeriaca subsp. cornuta (Klotzsch) Whitten 1991
  4. Gongora cornuta (Klotzsch) Fowlie & Jenny 1985