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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresGomesa crispa

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Glossary
pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Gomesa crispa

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Gomesa crispa
Abbreviation Gom.
Etymology
Gomesa Named after Bernardino Antonio Gomes, 19th century Brazilian naval physician and botanist.
crispa From Latin crispum meaning curly or wrinkled.

  See also:  Oncidium

Gomesa is a genus of small orchids originating from Brazil, with flattened pseudobulbs.

Gomesa crispa is cool growing, requiring humid shady positions to flower. In the autumn, each pseudobulb produces one to two racemes with hundreds of small yellow flowers. It tends to climb out of its pot after several years and is best repotted. Can also be slab cultured but requires plenty of moisture during the growing season.



Flower

Spike

Plant

Two flower spikes arise from the leaf axil at base of a pseudobulb, one on each side.

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