365 days of orchids – day 186 – Gongora chocoensis

This dramatic Gongora is named after Choco state in North eastern Colombia where it found as an epiphyte in Mangrove swamp. It is therefore a warm growing species and at home in our Warm Asia section (although growing nowhere near Asia)

Our clone has a really dramatic eye on the lip and the flowers are large compared to other Gongora species.

Tomorrow we have Wendy from the Bristol Aquarium visiting. She will be taking away the first Gongora plants for the Aquarium’s new permanent Gongora display. Today we have been sorting plants for the display and information for the public.


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