Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Meet Gongora

I discovered a new orchid genus tonight while browsing for orchids on ebay - Gongora! I found a very lovely Gongora minax for sale, unfortunately in the US only. The genus sounds very intriguing, however, and I will definitely add at least a couple of species from this genus to my wishlist. Wikipedia has a nice description of the genus Gongora, with a picture of a Gongora maculata. Gongora inflorescence become pendulous, up to 2 feet in length, with clusters of large numbers of flowers hanging upside down. This is the only picture I can find right now of the minax species.


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