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Schomburgkia grandiflora ????

This is a discussion on Schomburgkia grandiflora ???? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; They are mostly the same in shape ( Schomb. species) , but different in size, ...

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    They are mostly the same in shape ( Schomb. species) , but different in size, but this is quite different in colour to any I have seen or flowered. A good acquisition, Angela !

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    I spent my morning moving my schombs into higher light...I'm loving your flower! I'd love for one of mine to bloom out like that! Very nice! I need to put a huge palm tree out back so I could mount my schombs onto it. lol I wonder if my neighbor would mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    beautiful. it could be Myrmecophila christinae var. christinae
    I think I'd have to agree with your suggested name Ron. Schom & Myrm's would have to be the worst genus of orchid to research I've found. Rarely can you find enough evidence to be conclusive and the no name probable hybrids sold as a species is incredible.

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    I found a post by Puertorican grower Ricardo Gupi Ricardo's Blog, orchids, parrots, fish and people that states "It does look like grandiflora, at least from what I have been told that the column is exposed in grandiflora and not in tibicinis.
    " I am not sure if I can put here the source URL of another orchid forum - do not want to get a yellow card! but google can be your ally.

    Anyway tibicinis and grandiflora seem really similar, and I wonder if they overlap / hybridize in the wild. But I did not know they were on the Island, thought they were only on mainland Central America

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    Very nice Angela, I did get to see what I thought were Shomburgkia growing high up in a row to trees when I was there. That was my only orchid fix while I was there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    beautiful. it could be Myrmecophila christinae var. christinae
    I agree with you Ron.

    As stated in this paper (here), grandiflora and christinae are "sister species". For me, grandiflora is a pink flower.

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    It could be M. brysiana.

    check the photos on this site (also of other species)
    ORQUIDEAS MEXICANAS: Myrmecophila brysiana

    in that paper it is not listed as native of Barbados though...
    I saw Myrmecophilas is Tulum, Mexico. They were the most common orchids and usually they were growing in red mangrove swamps close to the water and many locals used them for landscaping. They were spiking but not flowering. I think it might have been 2 or 3 different species, the leaves of some were slightly different than others.

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    It is really a beautiful bloom. It does resemble Myrmecophila brysiana. See here: IOSPE PHOTOS

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by stefpix View Post
    It could be M. brysiana.

    check the photos on this site (also of other species)ORQUIDEAS MEXICANAS: Myrmecophila brysiana[/url]

    in that paper it is not listed as native of Barbados though...
    Myrmecophila christinae var alba is a species orchid that was until recently classified as Shomburgkia brysiana.

    also on that site is this pic, which looks identical to the brysiana http://listadeorquideasmexicanas.blo...r-ibarrae.html

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    @ Ron-NY - Barbados has no native Schombs. or Myrm.


    Thanks to all of you for your input. With the information I received here and questioning my sister-in law about its origins she said that it is a plant that was brought from Belize and she put it in the tree. She said that the person who brought it for her told her it grows wild in Belize.
    With that said, I had a further look at pics. on various sites and I now believe that it is Myrm. christinae var. christinae. The colours in my Post are a bit intense, in reality, except for the petals, the flower itself is more cream.

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