Schomburgkia schultzei Schltr. 1924

SUBGENUS Schomburgkia

Inflorescence Photos by Dorothy Potter Barnett

LATE to EARLY

Common Name Schultze's Schomburgkia

Flower Size 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia on bare rocks at elevations around 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing lithophyte with short, 6 to 6.8" [15 to 17 cm] long pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, elongate, many flowered inflorescence with the flowers congregated at the apex and with pink, elongate floral bracts.

Synonyms Laelia schultzei (Schltr.) J.M.H.Shaw 2008; Schomburgkia rosea var. schultzei (Schltr.) H.G.Jones 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001;

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