Schomburgkia moyobambae Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

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Common Name Moyobamba Schomburgkia [An Area In North Peru]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Bolivia and Peru in tropical rainforest as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, linear-ligulate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 36" [1 m] long, racemose inflorescence with rose colored bracts, white ovary and an apical cluster of many [20 to 25] flowers.

Synonyms Laelia moyobambae (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1944; Schomburgkia marginata var. moyobambae (Schltr.) H.G.Jones 1968

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not as Laelia moyobambe =S weberbaueriana; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as Laelia weberbaueriana photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 as Laelia moyombambae photo fide

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