Gongora atropurpurea

Gongora atropurpurea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Gongora
Species: Gga. atropurpurea
Binomial name
Gongora atropurpurea
Hooker 1827

Gongora atropurpurea is an orchid species in the genus Gongora


Plants are found in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guianas, Ecuador and Northern Brazil at elevations around 150 meters


Plant blooms in the summer with many 6.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of cloves. The species is distinguished by having each flower 5 cms distant from the previous one.


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 warm temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.


Common Name: The Black-Purple Gongora


  1. Gongora heisteri Rchb.f. 1854
  2. Gongora maculata var. atropurpurea (Hook.) Teusch. 1966
  3. Gongora quinquenervis var. atropurpurea (Hook.) H.G.Jones 1972