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Gongora portentosa

Gongora portentosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Gongora
Species: Gga. portentosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Gongora portentosa
Rchb. f. 1869


Gongora portentosa is an orchid species found in Central America.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 100 meters.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with many 8.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Bizarre Gongora

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