~Gomesa laxiflora (Lindl.) Klotzsch ex Rchb.f. 1852 - See Gomesa recurva Lodd 1822
Plant and Inflorescence Photos by © Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website
Common Name or Meaning The Laxly Flowered Gomesa
Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]
Found in Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana' and Santa Catarina states of Brazil at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly oblong, erect, straight, compressed, ancipitous, apically tapering pseudobulb enveloped basally by 2 to 3, leafless to leafbearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, deep green, acute, flat to slightly concave for most of it's length, gradually tapering below into the very narrow base leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a arching to pendulous, basal, pale green, slightly compressed, 5 to 12" [12.5 to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.