Schomburgkia crispa Lindley 1838 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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Another Flower Inflorescence Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Curled Schomburgkia

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found from Colombia, Venezuela, Fr Guyana, Guyana, Surinam and Northern Brazil at lower elevations as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clavate-fusiform, compressed, angled and sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several membraneous, acute sheaths and carrying 2 apical, rigid, coriaceous, erect-patent, apically recurved, oblong, cuneate and lightly concave below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a racemose to sub-umbellate, many flowered, 24 to 44" [60 to 110 cm] long, robust, terete inflorescence.

Synonyms Bletia crispina Rchb. f. 1862; Bletia marginata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Cattleya crispa Beer 1854; Cattleya marginata Beer 1854; Laelia marginata (Lindl.) L.O.Williams 1941; Schomburgkia marginata Hook. 1839; Schomburgkia marginata var immarginata Hkr. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia marginata; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia gloriosa; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as S weberbaueri AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing hmm; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Schomburgkia marginata drawing hmm; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S weberbaueri drawing good; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo ok; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 as S marginata drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as S marginata drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as S marginata; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as S marginata; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Schomburgkia sp photo fide;

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