Gongora claviodora is an orchid species in the genus Gongora. Plant blooms in the spring with six 6 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of cloves.
Gongora 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.