Gomesa handroi (Hoehne) Pabst 1967

Photo by Luiz Felipe Varella

Concolor flower

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

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 ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide to the first photo; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Rodrigueziella handroi drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Rodrigueziella handroi; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Rodrigueziella handroi drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #12 2011 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide