Gongora leucochila

Gongora leucochila

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Gongora
Species: Gga. leucochila
Binomial name
Gongora leucochila
Lem. 1845

Gongora leucochila is an orchid species found in Central America.


Plants are found in Southern Mexico to Panama at elevations of 0 to 1600 meters.


Plant blooms in the spring with several 4 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a sweet waxy 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 warm temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.


Common Name: The White lipped Gongora


  1. Gongora bufonia var. leucochila Lindl. 1847
  2. Gongora maculata var. leucochila (Lindl.) C. Schweinf. 1960
  3. Gongora powellii Schltr. 1922
  4. Gongora quinquenervis var. leucochila (Lindl.) C. Schweinf. 1970