Gomesa glaziovii Cogn. 1904

Inflorescence

Lip and Column detail Photos by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Bill Bergstrom and Bergstrom Orchids Homepage

Plant in situ in Salesopolis at elevation of 300 meters Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name Glaziou's Gomesa [French born - Botanical Director For Royal Botanical Garden Rio 1800's]

Flower Size .6 [1.6 cm] wide

Found in southeastern Brazil in the coastal mountains of Espiritu Santo, Rio De Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana, and Santa Catarina states on mountain ridges at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as an ascending, clumping, small to medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a stout, branching rhizome giving rise to well-spaced, transluscent green, oval, strongly laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 2 to 3 pale green conduplicate, leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, smooth, pale green, lanceolate, acute, shortly conduplicate below into the base that blooms in the summer on a basal, erect then to pendulous apically, 9 to 15 flowered, inflorescence carrying faintly citrus scented flowers

Synonyms Gomesa duseniana Kraenzl. 1921; Gomesa scandens Rolfe 1904; Gomesa scandens Rolfe 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as G duseniana; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G duseniana; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006as G duseniana; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide

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