~Gomesa barkeri (Hook.) Rolfe 1901 - See Gomesa recurva Lodd 1822 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name Barker's Gomesa

Flower Size .1" X .4" [.2 cm x 1 cm]

Found in Pernambuco, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana', Santa Catarina and Minas Gerais states of Brazil in the cooler mountains as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly oblong, erect to erect spreading, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect to erect spreading, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute, tapering below into the distinct petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, 6 to 10" [15 to 20 cm] long, arching, slightly compressed, many flowered inflorescence.