(pronounced: go-MAYZ-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae

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Named to honor Dr. Bernardino Antoio Gomes, a Portugese naval physician and botanist, author of a book on the medicinal plants of Brazil.


A genus of 13 species native to Brazil and southern South America.

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Sheehan, T. and M. Sheehan 1978. Orchid Genera Illustrated 60, Gomesa. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 47(1):14-15.

Teuscher, H. 1975. Collector’s Item: Gomesa recurva and G. crispa. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 44(9):785-788.