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Gongora atropurpurea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, May 24, 2015.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I am a Gongora fan and I love this one. This is the first flowering of a plant I bought from Colombian Orchid Imports in December 2014. It has established very quickly with lots of roots. It is in a 4 inch net pot with cork chunks in the bottom and a pad of sphagnum moss in the top half.
    The inflorescence is about 30 inches (76 cm) from the pseudobulb to the tip. Each flower is about 1.5 inch (38 mm) across and 1.25 inch (32 mm) tall. It has a strong fragrance of cloves.

    Gongora atropurpurea close-900.jpg Gongora atropurpurea inflorescence-800.jpg Gongora atropurpurea plant-800.jpg
     
  2. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly- Welcome home and I can see why you are a Gongora fan. Thanks for the share.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wickedly wonderful.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, close up photo makes it clear why one can love Gongora!
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Update... one year later. The inflorescence is 40 inches long with 29 flowers (minus one I broke off). The fragrance of cloves is wonderful and strong.
    Gongora atropurpurea inflorescence-900.jpg Gongora atropurpurea single-900.jpg
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Marvelous!
     
  7. sam1147

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    Very nice and well done