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Laelia weberbaueriana Weberbauer's Schomburgkia


Weberbauer's Schomburgkia, Laelia weberbaueriana


Schomburgkia weberbaueriana Kraenzl. 1906 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part sun Hot Fall LATE Spring

Common Name Weberbauer's Schomburgkia [German Botanist early 20th century]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found as a large sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte in Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests on branches exposed to high sunlight at elevations around 200 to 1300 meters with a fusiform, complanate, ridged pseudobulb with a series of basal, scarious, imbricate, bracts and 2, oblong-ligulate, attenuate to the conduplicate base, subacute, coriaceous leaves tha blooms on a terminal, [80 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts that are longer than the ovaries with the flowers in a apical umbel held well above the leaves and occuring in late spring.

Synonyms Laelia weberbaueriana [Kranzlin] Schweinf. 1944