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Orchid Species: Schomburgkia violacea

Kew currently accepted name is Laelia undulata

Schomburgkia violacea is an orchid species identified by Paxton in 1849. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Laelia undulata.
Genus
Schomburgkia (Schom.)
Grex
violacea
Parents
Species
Author
Paxton
Year
1849
ORIGIN: Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Trinidad, Venezuela and Bolivia at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, warm to cool growing 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, shiny 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 and carrying fragrant, or not, short-lived, waxy, showy flowers held in a cluster at the apex, arising on a mature pseudobulb occurring in late fall till spring.

FLOWER SIZE: To almost 2 inches [to almost 5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Laelia L undulata 1941 (Lindl.) L.O.Williams
Add+ Laelia L undulata (green form)
Add+ Laelia L undulata f. alba
Add+ Cattleya C undulata 1854 Beer
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom undulata 1844 Lindl.
Add+ Bletia Bletia undulata 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
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