Gongora scaphephorus

Gongora scaphephorus 

Gongora scaphephorus                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav  &   von Rawicz Warszewicz, Joseph
  published in  Bonplandia  2 : 98    1854
  famigly Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus Gongora  Ruiz & Pavon 1794

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins forests in Colombia, Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Pastaza), Peru (Loreto, Junin,Tarma), 
    Bolivia (Cochabamba, Chapere)
  altitude 510 - 1000 m  (1683 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from Tuluà (Valle del Cauca, Colombia)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 750 m / 2475 ft) :
    Gongora scaphephorus a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Tuluà this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 16 m' to 11 h 44 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness partial shade
inflorescence    length 90 - 110 cm  (36" - 44"), basal  
  nr flowers 60 - 64, fragrants
  size single flower  4 L 1 cm  (1.6" L 0.4") - depth  3.5 cm (1.4") - inflorescence  90 L 10 cm (36" L 4") 
  duration inflorescence7 - 8 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days      
CITES appendix II


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