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Orchid Species: Gomesa echinata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Gomesa echinata is an orchid species identified by (Barb.Rodr.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams in 2009.
Genus
Gomesa (Gom.)
Grex
echinata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Barb.Rodr.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
Year
2009
ORIGIN: This is a small sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte, native to Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This is a small sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte, native to Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters that has narrowly ellipsoidal or subcylindric, compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating, leafless sheaths carrying 1 to 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, narrowly elliptic or obovate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, pendulous, mottled with dull crimson, paniculate [2 to 6 flowers per branch]or racemose, densly many flowered inflorescence with papery, elliptic, obtuse floral bracts and has numerous small flowers. They do best mounted on tree fern or cork and like to be kept humid, with moderate shade and have frequent waterings year round with less after the pseudobulbs fully mature.

FLOWER SIZE: To 0.8 inches [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Oncidium Onc brunleesianum 1881 Rchb.f.
Add+ Oncidium Onc echinatum 1905 (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.)
Add+ Oncidium Onc vellozeanum 1957 Pabst
Add+ Baptistonia Bapt echinata 1877 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Oncidium Onc vellozoanum 1957 Pabst
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