Gongora galeata

Gongora galeata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Gongora
Species: Gga. galeata
Binomial name
Gongora galeata
[Lindley]Rchb.f. 1854

Gongora galeata is an orchid species in the genus Gongora


Plants are found in Mexico at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters


Plant blooms from summer to fall with many 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


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 Helmut Gongora


  1. Acropera atropurpurea hort ex Heynh. 1841
  2. Acropera citrina Rchb.f. 1854
  3. Acropera flavida Klotzsch 1851
  4. Acropera fuscata Heynh. 1846
  5. Acropera loddigesii Lindley 1833
  6. Acropera luteola Heynh. 1846
  7. Acropera luteola Drapiez 1840
  8. Acropera pallida Heynh. 1846
  9. Acropera purpurea Heynh. 1846
  10. Acropera sulphurea Heynh. 1846
  11. Gongora fuscata (Heynh.) Gentil 1907
  12. *Maxillaria galeata Lindley 1842