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Laelia lyonsii Lyon's Schomburgkia


Lyon's Schomburgkia, Laelia lyonsii


Schomburgkia lyonsii Lindl. 1853 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia Photo courtesy of Jean Finalle

Common Name or Meaning Lyon's Schomburgkia [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's and original cultivator of species]

Flower Size 1.2" to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in Cuba and Jamaica at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters in forest of drier upland valleys with southern exposures on rocks or in trees in exposed locations as a large sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte with tapering cylindrical-elongate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect, linear leaves that blooms in the later summer through fall on a 60" [1.5 meter] long, 10 to 25 flowered racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Bletia lyonsii [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861; Laelia lyonsii [Lindl.] Williams 1941; Scomburgkia carinata Greisbach 1864; Schomburgkia lyonsii var. immaculata H.G.Jones 1972