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|Another Orchid of Costa Rica.|
Species: Gongora histrionica
Gongora, abbreviated Gga in horticultural trade, is a member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae). It consists of 65 species known from Central America, Trinidad, and tropical South America, with most species found in Colombia. They grow in wide geographical range from wet forests at sea level to mountainous regions in the Andes, as high as 1,800 m.
The name comes from Antonio Caballero y Gongora, a viceroy of New Granada (Colombia and Ecuador) and the governor of Peru during the Ruiz and Pavón botanical expedition.
Gongora was one of the first orchids described by a western man. Several new Gongora orchids have been discovered in the last ten years, while many others have been assigned under another specific name. Yet there is still some confusion. Many species lack the right description. Some species, such as Gongora portentosa and Gongora superflua, are very rare. DNA fingerprinting will in time contribute to an exact taxonomy of this genus.
Gongora histrionica is an orchid species found in Central America.
Plant blooms in the spring with several 4 cm flowers.
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Beautiful macro. Finesse the shape of the flower and the original color.
- [2011-12-04 3:26]
A photo of a splendid orchid in excellent sharpness and very beautiful colours. Nice contrasting dark background. Fine choice of composition.
- [2011-12-04 5:52]
very fine shape of this beauty captured well. tfs.