Coryanthes gomezii G.A.Romero & G.Gerlach 2000 SUBGENUS Lamellunguis SECTION Lamellunguis, SUBSECTION Lamellunguis

TYPE Drawing by Bruno Manara [A] and B Angell [B represents the naked mesochile that is covered normally by the hypochile] courtesy of G A Romero & Gerlach

Part sun Hot

Common Name Gomez' Catasetum [Carlos Gomez Venezuelan orchid collector and grower current]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Amazonas state of Venezuela in ant nests on branches along river banks] in humid forests at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying plicate, soft, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendulous, elongate, peduncle slender, provided with short, remote, tubular-infundibuliform, to 12" [30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a pink flower with the hypochile dark wine red and membraneous tepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 5: 180-182 Romero & Gomez 2000 drawing fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae]