Gomesa-varicosa-2023-08-14 *SITF has determined this plant to be Gomesa insignis, not Gomesa varicosa (Sep 2023).

The flowers of G. varicosa are much smaller than G. insignis, usually on the order of 3.8 cm natural spread; G. insignis flowers are at least 6.0 cm and larger. Flowers on this plant are 7 cm. The brown coloration in G. varicosa is a red-brown, not nearly black looking as is G. insignis. The lip crest is more diffuse and the lip does not form a "shelf" relative to the rest of the flower. Per Eric Christenson: "...the callus of G. insignis consists of three low parallel basal ridges terminating in a single, very large, bilaterally compressed, rhomboid tooth without any ancilliary knobs. The flower is also inflexed at a 90 degree angle relative to the base of the lip forming a shelf-like platform and the lateral sepals are solid brown of the same color as the deep red-brown irregular blotch surrounding the crest. They are almost always found in conjunction with O. (Gomesa) varicosum often on the same tree."

Posted on Aug 14, 2023

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Gomesa colorata

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

Gomesa colorata (Königer & J.G.Weinm.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams, Phytotaxa 1: 58 (2009).This name is accepted.award 20124327, region NEGomesa colorata , award 20124327, has been confirmed to b...

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Gomesa pubes

Posted on Apr 1, 2012

Gomesa pubes, 20122013, Great plains, Byron. Gomesa pubes, award 20122013, has been confirmed to be Gomesa (Baptistonia)  pubes by SITF (april 2012).  

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