Schomburgkia weberbaueriana Kraenzl. 1906 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part sunHot FallLATE Spring

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

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests on branches exposed to high sunlight at elevations around 200 to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte 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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 not = S crispa; Orquideologia Vol 12 3/4 1977/8 as Schombrugkia wendlandiana; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = S crispa; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0170 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 377 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 ; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not = Schomburgkia moyobambe; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as Laelia moyobambe photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 as Laelia weberbaueri photo fide