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Gongora flaveola

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Pixietoe, Apr 27, 2014.

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  1. Pixietoe

    Pixietoe Active Member

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    After some suffering at the hands of a Gongora ignoramus (= me), my plant has recovered and over the last year or so produced at least 6 spikes. It's probably a flava form. I love these little dragons!

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That last image captures it very well. So ready for a pollinator.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, nice one. Congrats on the recovery. I really like this genus, except for the huge sizes. Is this a large plant?
     
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    Thanks! Yes, it's by far my largest plant, the newer bulbs are almost 10 cm and the leaves up to 40 cm long.
     
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    Mine is just dead unfortunately :( it's not "flava" it's normal bright yellow this one. :D:clap:
     
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    This is awesome ! I have to keep a look out for it. They are little dragons! Adorable♥♥
     
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    Love them! Does it have a fragrance?
     
  8. Pixietoe

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    Sorry for the late reply. Yes, it's quite fragrant, something sweet and spicy.
    Btw, it's going to flower again in a couple of days :)

    Thanks for the info! Do you think it would be a good idea to make a selfing of it? I've never pollinated Gongora and don't know how they react (self-compatible? exhausting for the plant? etc).
     
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    Mine smelled citrus…

    Gongora pollinating is a job for Chuck Norris. Never been abled to work it out. Plus they are not very keen at self…