!Schomburgkia fimbriata [Vell] Hoehne 1942 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Fringed Schomburgkia

Flower Size 2 to 2 1/2" [5 to 6.25 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Colombia and Ecuador as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with 2 leaves that is at elevations of 200 to 900 meters with clavate, terete below, lightly compressed, grooved above, 4 to 6 noded pseudobulbs carrying 2 or 3, apical, narrowly oblong, obtuse, coriaceous, acinate leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a terminal, to more than 4' [120 cm] long, apical, racemose, many [8 to 15] flowered, clustered at the apex of the inflorescence with prominent, deflexed, linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and has large, showy, waxy, short-lived flowers arising on a mature psiuedobulb and is related to Schomburgkia crispa Lindley.

This species and S gloriosa are said to be synomonous but I have left them separate at this time. \

Synonyms *Epidendrum fimbriatum Vell. non Hkr. 1827; Schomburgkia amazonica Hoenhe Nomen Nudum ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963 as S amazonica; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001;