Gomesa handroi (Hoehne) Pabst 1967 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name Handroi's Gomesa [Brazilian Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil on scrub on high mountain ridges as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphtye with light green, laterally compressed ovoid pseudobulbs and carrying 2, apical, narrow, acute, deeply keeled, ovate, stiff leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on 2, axillary, 7.2" [18 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Hellerorchis handroi (Hoehne) A.D.Hawkes 1959; Rodrigueziella handroi (Hoehne) Pabst 1975; Rodrigueziella handroi f. icterina Chiron & V.P.Castro 2007; Theodorea handroi Hoehne 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Rodrigueziella handroi; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Rodrigueziella handroi drawing good; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide

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