Gongora cassidea

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Gongora
Species: Gga. cassidea
Binomial name
Gongora cassidea
Rchb. f. 1864

Gongora cassidea is an orchid species in the genus Gongora

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations up to 800 meters.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms in the fall with several 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Culture[edit | edit source]

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.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Name: The Helmut-Shaped Gongora

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Acropera batemanni Lindley 1874
  2. Gongora batemanii Henshall 1845
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