Epidendrum gomezii Schltr. 1918

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Part ShadeCoolFall Winter

Common Name or Meaning Gomez's Epidendrum [Mexican original Collector of species early 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Oaxaca states of Mexico in humid pine-oak forests at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to arcuate, cane-like, thin, terete stem carrying 6 to 13, held towards the apex, coriaceous-fleshy, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, arcuate to descending, racemose, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, erect peduncle, rachis producing other racemes from the nodes over various years, successively 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying fleshy, hanging flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Flora Novo-Galiciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae McVaugh 1985 drawing fide; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 573 Hagsater & Sanchez 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide