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Gongora scaphephorus
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Gongora
Species: Gga. scaphephorus
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Binomial name
Gongora scaphephorus
Rchb.f & Warsc. 1854


Gongora scaphephorus is an orchid species found in Central America.

Distribution

Plants are found in the montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 550 to 1200 meters

Description

Plant blooms in the fall with thirty to thirty five 5.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Culture

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

Common Name: The Boat-Shaped Gongora

Synonyms

  1. Gongora charlesworthii Rolfe 1893
  2. Gongora incarum Kraenzl. 1906
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