Gomesa brasiliensis (Rolfe) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009 Photo courtesy of Wilma Braga


Common Name The Brazilian Gomesa

Flower Size -2" [-5 cm]

Found only in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and rarely lithophyte with ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by short, leafless sheaths and carrying 2, lanceolate-ligulate, acute, rather leathery, leaves and blooms in the summer on an axillary, gracefully arching, often branched, to 18" [to 45 cm] long, rather loosely 6 to 13 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Binotia brasiliensis (Rolfe) Rolfe 1905; *Cochlioda brasiliensis Rolfe 1904; Gomesa binotii auct. 1904; Gomesa margaritae Pabst 1967; Gomesa verboonenii Pabst 1972; Rodrigueziella verboonenii (Pabst) Pabst 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Bonotia brasilensis; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1970; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Binotia brasiliensis; drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide