Saturday, July 17, 2010
Gongora rufescens. This Gongora is quite fragrant so when it blooms, you'll smell it throughout the greenhouse (whether you actually see the flowers or not!). It's actually quite showy up close and is a moderately easy grower as long as you can keep the temperature up above around 50F.
The Genus Gongora was named after Antonio Caballero y Gongora, a viceroy of New Granada (Colombia and Ecuador) and the governor of Peru during the Ruiz and Pavón botanical expedition.