!Gomesa recurva R.Br. 1815

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup in situ in Rio de Janiero Botanical Garden

Plant ensitu Alto de la Serra Do Moji Dos Cruzes, Sao Paulo state Brazil elevation 150 meters Photos by Jay Pfahl

What was known as G barkeri

What was known as G fischeri Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

What was known as G laxiflora

Inflorescence

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

What was known as G planifolia Photo by Orchidstudium and their Brazilian Orchid Website

What was known as G planifolia Inflorecence Photo by APAO

What was known as G sessilis Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Stefan Paeffgen

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Common Name The Bent Gomesa

Flower Size .8 [2 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande Do Sul states of Brazil, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina in cool mountains at elevations of 50 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, ancipitous, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect, coriaceous, linear-oblanceolate, acute, longly conduplicate below leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an arcuate, axillary, nodding, 4 to 13" [10 to 35 cm] long, densly many flowered inflorescence with small, fragrant flowers.

All similar species, G barkeri, G divaricata, G fischeri, G laxiflora, G planifolia, G sessilis have now all been added as synonyms of a variable flowered G recurva.

Synonyms Epidendrum inflexum Vell. 1831; Gomesa barkeri (Hook.) Rolfe 1901; Gomesa chrysostoma Hoffmanns. 1842; Gomesa densiflora Hoffmanns. 1842; Gomesa divaricata Hoffmanns. ex Schltr. 1926; Gomesa fischeri Regel 1856; Gomesa foliosa (Hook.) Klotzsch ex Rchb.f. 1852; Gomesa foliosa var. brevifolia Cogn. 1907; Gomesa laxiflora (Lindl.) Klotzsch ex Rchb.f. 1852; Gomesa planifolia Klotzsch ex Rchb. f. 1852; Gomesa planifolia var crocea Regel 1881; Gomesa planifolia var densa Regel 1856; Gomesa planifolia var laxa Regel 1856; Gomesa reclinata Hoffmanns. 1842; Gomesa recurva Lodd 1822; Gomesa sessilis Barb.Rodr. 1877; Maturna suaveolens (Lindl.) Raf. 1837; Odontoglossum barkeri (Hook.) Rchb.f. 1864; Odontoglossum foliosum (Hook.) Rchb.f. 1864; Odontoglossum laxiflorum (Lindl.) Rchb.f.1864; Odontoglossum planifolium (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1864; Odontoglossum recurvum Rchb. f. 1864; Pleurothallis foliosa Hook. 1827; Rodriguezia barkeri Hook. 1827; Rodriguezia laxiflora Lindl. 1837; Rodriguezia macrostachya Regel 1856; Rodriguezia planifolia Lindl. 1830; Rodriguezia recurva Lindl. 1852; Rodriguezia suaveolens Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as G laxiflora; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as G planifolia; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as G sessilis; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 as G planifolia; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as G planifolia; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as G laxilflora; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as G sessilis; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 5 1966; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as G barkeri; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as G divaricata; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as G fischeri; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as G laxiflora; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as G planifolia; 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 photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G foliosa; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G sessilis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G laxilflora photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G fischeri; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G planifolia; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G barkeri; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as G divaricata; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006as Gomesa barkeri; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 G divaricata; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as G fisheri; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as G laxiflora; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as G planifolia; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide as G planifolia; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2005 Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide

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