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Gongora quinquenervis

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Gongora
Species: Gga. quinquenervis
Binomial name
Gongora quinquenervis
Ruiz and Pavon 1798

Gongora quinquenervis is an orchid species found in Central America.


Plants are found in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana and Trinidad at elevations around 1400 meters.


Plant blooms from late spring 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 intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.


Common Name: The Five-Lined Gongora


  1. Cirrhaea atropurpurea hort. ex Stein ?
  2. Gongora atropurpurea Hooker 1827
  3. Gongora boothiana hort. ex Rchb. f. 1854
  4. Gongora fulva var. vitellina Lindl. 1841
  5. Gongora galeottiana A.Rich. 1845
  6. Gongora heisteri Hort. ex Rchb.f 1858
  7. Gongora jenischii hort. ex Rchb. f. 1854
  8. Gongora leucochila Lem. 1845
  9. Gongora luteola Stein 1892
  10. Gongora maculata var. tricolor (Rchb. f.) Lindl. 1844
  11. Gongora nigrita Lindley 1839
  12. Gongora odoratissima Lem. 1847
  13. Gongora quadricornis hort. ex Rchb. f. 1854
  14. Gongora retrorsa Rchb.f 1854
  15. Gongora shepherdii hort. ex Rchb. f. 1854
  16. Gongora vitellina hort. ex Rchb. f. 1854