Schomburgkia lueddemannii Prill. 1862 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia

Photo by Jean Finalle

Part sun Hot Warm LATE Spring

Common Name Lueddeman's Schomburgkia [French Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela? at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with large, somewhat ancipitous, largest towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, lanceolate to elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous leaves that blooms on a terminal, long-pedunculate, to 30" [75 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with linear to linear-lanceolate floral bractrs

Synonyms Bletia undulata var costaricana Rchb.f 1865; Laelia lueddemanniana [Prill.] Williams 1940; Schomburgkia undulata var costaricana [Rchb.f] Jones 1963; Schomburgkia undulata var lueddemanniana [Prill.] Jones 1963; Schomburgkia lueddemanniana var costaricana [Rchb.f] Jones 1967

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 48. Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 47. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 133. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Laelia lueddemannii; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #11 2013 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as S lueddemania var costaricana photo fide;