Schomburgkia moyobambae Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Schomburgkia

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Plant in situ


Common Name Moyobamba Schomburgkia [An Area In North Peru]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Bolivia and Peru in tropical rainforest as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, linear-ligulate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 36" [1 m] long, racemose inflorescence with rose colored bracts, white ovary and an apical cluster of many [20 to 25] flowers.

Synonyms Laelia moyobambae (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1944; Schomburgkia marginata var. moyobambae (Schltr.) H.G.Jones 1968

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not as Laelia moyobambe =S weberbaueriana; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as Laelia weberbaueriana photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 as Laelia moyombambae photo fide