Gongora unicolor – 365 days of orchids – day 941

 We showed you Gongora Unicolor and maculata yesterday so here is a closer look at Gongora unicolor.

This fragrant species (kind of sweet spicy) is from Central America, so no plants of it here in Sarawak. Though it is always lovely to share our orchids of the tropical world with a new community of orchid enthusiasts.

We find the species is one of our more vigorous Gongoras and although the flowers spikes are not that long and the flowers are less dramatic than some of its cousins (it lack of spots, eyes and bright colours of other Gongoras) it is always a welcome sight in the greenhouse and flowers on and off throughout the spring and summer.

The species is found in damp lowland forests from Mexico to Honduras and in common with other gongoras we find that it enjoys warm shaded and damp conditions in a basket.


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