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Laelia rosea  Rosey Schomburgkia


 Rosey Schomburgkia , Laelia rosea


Schomburgkia rosea Linden ex Lindl. 1845 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name or Meaning The Rosey Schomburgkia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 30 to 200 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte on rocks near rivers with widely fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, acute, imbricate, evanescent, scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, coriaceosu, oblong-elliptic, rounded apically, atternuate into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, raceomse, 2' [60 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb

Synonyms Bletia rosea (Linden ex Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1862 ; Laelia rosea (Linden ex Lindl.) C.Schweinf. 1967