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Laelia undulata Undulate Schomburgkia


Undulate Schomburgkia , Laelia undulata


Schomburgkia undulata Lindley 1841 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrance, Part sun Warm to Hot LATE Fall Winter to EARLY Spring

Common Name The Undulate Schomburgkia

Flower Size to almost 2" [to almost 5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Trinidad, Venezuela and Bolivia? at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a large sized, epiphyte or lithophyte on large branches and tree trunks or on large boulders on the Pacific slopes in dry deciduous forests, with fusiform, tapering at the base, deeply sulcate, shiney pseudobulbs carrying 2, rarely 3, elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, rigid leaves, that blooms on a erect, apical, 2 to 6' [60 to 180 cm] long, racemose, laxly many [20] flowered inflorescence covered with bracts with fragrant, or not, short-lived, waxy, showy flowers held in a cluster at the apex, arising on a mature pseudobulb that has tubular bracts, occurring in late fall till spring and is a hot to warm growing plant.

Synonyms Bletia excelsa Bradf. 1846; Bletia undulata [Lindley]Rchb.f 1861; Cattleya undulata [Lindley] Beer 1854; Laelia undulata [Lindley] L. O. Wms. 1941; Schomburgkia lueddemannii Prill. 1862; Schomburgkia quesneliana Lindl 1860; Schomburgkia violacea Paxton 1849