Gomesa gomezoides (Barb.Rodr.) Pabst 1967

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Gomez' Gomesa [Brazilian plant collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana', Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states of Brazil in the coastal mountains in low scrub and on upper branches of large trees in primary forests as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, smooth, laterally compressed, light green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying, two, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate end to end but tapers towards the elongate, petiolate base and blooms in the summer on an axillary, to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, stiff inflorescence with 10 to 20, sweetly fragrant flowers all held on one side of the inflorescence.

Synonyms Gomesa theodorea Cogn. 1905; Hellerorchis gomezioides (Barb.Rodr.) A.D.Hawkes 1959; Hellerorchis paniculata (Brade) A.D.Hawkes 1959; Rodrigueziella gomezoides (Barb. Rodr.) Berman 1973; *Theodorea gomezioides Barb.Rodr. 1877; Theodorea paniculata Brade 1949;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Theodorea gomezioides; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Theodora gomezioides drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Hellerorchis gomezoides; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Rodrigueziella gomeziodes drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 5 1987 as Rodrigueziella gomezioides drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as Rodrigueziella gomeziodes photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Rodrigueziella gomezoides photo fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Rodrigueziella gomezioides; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Rodrigueziella gomezioides drawing ok/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Rodrigueziella gomezioides; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide