Gomesa crispa [Lindley] Klotzsch ex Rchb.f 1852 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson and the Western Australia Orchid Society

What was known as G paranensis Photo by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

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Common Name The Curly Gomesa

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Goias, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states of Brazil at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, medium sized epiphyte with narrowly oblong-conical, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect-spreading, membraneous, narrowly ligulate-lanceolate, acute or shortly acuminate, long attenuate below leaves that blooms in the summer through the autumn on a pendant, 8" [20 cm] long, densly many flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers and is an evergreen species that requires even water and fertilizer year round.

Synonyms Gomesa paranaensis Kraenzl. 1911; Gomesa undulata Hoffmanns. 1842; Odontoglossum crispatulum Rchb. f. 1864; *Rodriguezia crispa Lindley 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as G paranensis; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G paranensis; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as G paranensis; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide

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