Gomesa alpina Porsch 1908 Photo by Dale & Deni Borders

Common Name The Alpine Gomesa

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations around 800 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate to oblong, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, lanceolate leaves that blooms on a semi-erect, 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered, racemose inflorecscence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide