Schomburgkia crispa Lindley 1838 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Angle Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Another Flower Inflorescence Photos by Jay Pfahl


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 membraneous, acute sheaths and carrying 2 apical, rigid, coriaceous, 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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia marginata; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia gloriosa; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as S weberbaueri AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing hmm; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Schomburgkia marginata drawing hmm;Die Orchideen Liferung #10 577- 632 tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as S undulata ssp crispa photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S weberbaueri drawing good; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo ok; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 as S marginata drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as S marginata drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as S marginata; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as S marginata; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Schomburgkia sp photo fide;