Gom. varicosa 'Baldin Elisabeth' photo by D.O.G. (Germany O.S.)

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Orchid Species: Gomesa varicosa

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Gomesa varicosa is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams in 2009.
Genus
Gomesa (Gom.)
Grex
varicosa
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
Year
2009
ORIGIN: Found in Goias, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, and Parana states of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay at elevations of 500 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: An epiphytic, medium sized, cool to warm growing orchid with ovoid, elongate, slightly compressed and rugose, 4 [10 cm] pseudobulbs that have 2 to 3 apical, lanceolate, coriaceous yet flexible, curved 8 [20 cm] leaves. Blooming in the fall and winter on a basal stiff panicle, usually pendant, branched, lax and 2 to 5' [60 to 150 cm] long and carrying many non-fragrant, variable sized flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: Seldom more than 1 1/2 inches [to more than 3.75 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 vexillarium 2008 (Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl.) Königer
Add+ Ampliglossum Amg varicosum 2006 (Lindl.) Campacci
Add+ Oncidium Onc euxanthinum 1869 Rchb.f.
Add+ Oncidium Onc geraense 1882 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Oncidium Onc lunaeanum 1850 auct.
Add+ Oncidium Onc rogersii 1868 Bateman
Add+ Oncidium Onc varicosum 1837 Lindl.
Add+ Coppensia Cpp varicosa 2006 (Lindl.) Campacci
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