Gomesa messmeriana (Campacci) Laitano 2010 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Partial ShadeWarm To coolspring

Common Name or Meaning Messmer's Gomesa [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong, laterally compressed pseudobulbs with persistent leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, green, herbaceous, lanceolate, slightly recurved, acute, attenuate basally leaves that blooms in the spring on a racemose, basal, thin, to 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms *Binotia messmeriana Campacci 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Boletim CAOB #57 2005 as Binotia messmeriana; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide