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Laelia marginata Curled Schomburgkia


Curled Schomburgkia , Laelia marginata


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

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 membraneosu, acute sheaths and carrying 2 apical, rigid, coriaceouis, 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