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Schomburgkia first bloom (no id)

This is a discussion on Schomburgkia first bloom (no id) within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Looks like a humboldtii to me. It's beautiful though....

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    Looks like a humboldtii to me. It's beautiful though.

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    I am pretty convinced this is humboldtii. The fact that the flower stems branch, the colorisation and the lip detail are all strong indicactors. There should be 3 white ridges at the base of the lip: can't really tell. What does the plant itself look like?

    It is definitely not exaltata. I could potentially also be gaelottiana, but it looks much closer to humboldtii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    After some more research; I'm voting for Exaltata.
    I think you're right, Connie. However Schomburgkia has been reclassified as Myrmecophila.

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    Pictures of exaltata as well as humboldtii and both pictures seem to be well within the means of variability for both species (according to the pictures in OrchidWiz). In any case, you should be able to tell from the pseudobulbs quite easily: humboldtii has relatively short pseudubulbs which are twice as thick at the bottom than at the top, whereas exaltata tends to have longer more tubular pseudobulbs. Also the bulbs of exaltata tend to get more yellow when in full sun. If it helps, I can upload pictures of my plants which grow just besides each other in the greenhouse.

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    I've never seen one colored like this before -- quite nice!

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    I think your tree is more likely Schomburgkia Exaltata
    Circa 1840-1844 Richard Schomburgk, a German Herbalists have found this orchid in the boundaries of Guyana, South America. Later, John Lindley people opening for the naming and classification of orchids from 1825, was used to name names Shomburgk orchid crispa Schomburgkia this to honor him. Orchids were later renamed Schomburgkia gloriosa.

    All orchids Schomburgkia about 20 varieties, all grown from Mexico to Brazil and Bolivia. Several years ago, few Herbalists want to bring back all the trees to Schomburgkia Laelia species, but most do not agree and detach a few varieties with long, hollow body as Schomburgkia tibicinis, Schomburgkia Myrmecophila brysiana to species. So now someone called Myrmecophila tibicinis. or Left Myrmecophila brysiana trees or as called Schomburgkia Laelia Laelia superbiens such as trees.

    Characteristics of the varieties of orchids is Cattleya body fat similar to but much larger. Each branch has about 3 leaves at the top, graphics 1m50 long have you carry more than 15 flowers. Large flowers 4 to 8 division ivory white or purple or red or brown or pink.

    Recently it has been grafted species with Brassavola, Cattleya, Laelia, Caularthron (Diacra) and Epidendrum etc ... as follows:
    Schombavola = Schomburgkia x Brassavola
    Schombocatonia = Schomburgkia x Broughtonia x Cattleya
    Schombocattleya = Schomburgkia x Cattleya
    Schombodiacrum = Schomburgkia x Diacrum
    Schomboepidendrum = Schomburgkia x Epidendrum
    Schombolaelia = Schomburgkia x Laelia
    Schombonia = Schomburgkia x Brougtonia
    Schombonitis = Schomburgkia x Sophronitis

    information : hoalanvietnam.org

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    I went back to look at the flowers...and found all the new comments I'd missed on this post. And wow, thank you for the information on my plant. The new pictures posted with the spike I'd found today, show a long slender p-bulb. They do tend to be fatter at the base, slimming to the top. I would call them tubular though. They aren't as short as some shombs i've run into lately. Based on all that...i'm just glad i'm going to see these lovely flowers again. (i'm not moving that plant until it gets cold!)
    Thanks Again E1...

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    I am glad Connie that you got so much good information on the identification of your Schomburgkia. These flowers really are beautiful and I love the ruffled edges. Keep the blooms on this and your other orchids coming! AL

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