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Schomburgkia ID ?

This is a discussion on Schomburgkia ID ? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello, Today my Schomburgkia opened his flowers, as it did passed 2 years. But i ...

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    Default Schomburgkia ID ?

    Hello,

    Today my Schomburgkia opened his flowers, as it did passed 2 years. But i still do not have an ID...

    The flowers are 7 cm big, purple with pink and have an yellow throat. They grow on an spike between 80 and 100 cm long, with 8 till 10 (most i had) blooms.

    The plant has bulbs from 25 cm with 3 till 4 leaves 20 cm.

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    I hope some one can help me find the ID.

    Thank you so far!

    Greetings,
    Patrick

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    Hello Patrick!


    I don't know much of that genus but I am sure others will chime in!

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    Looks like Myrmecophila tibicinis. Myrmecophile is the new name for the genus Schomburgia

    IOSPE PHOTOS

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    Very nice flowers! Looks very healthy too!

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    Hello,

    I think you are right, it is the tibicinis. Thank you!

    And thank you Chris, the plant is healthy but the pot is way to small... and i am very affraid when i repot the plant it won't flower for years. Maybe my toughts are wrong but i am affraid for repoting it.
    I've placed some sphagnum between the roots now maybe a good solution for now?

    If someone has advice in this...

    (sorry for my bad english btw)

    Greetings,
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    Quote Originally Posted by patpur View Post
    Hello,

    I think you are right, it is the tibicinis. Thank you!

    And thank you Chris, the plant is healthy but the pot is way to small... and i am very affraid when i repot the plant it won't flower for years. Maybe my toughts are wrong but i am affraid for repoting it.
    I've placed some sphagnum between the roots now maybe a good solution for now?

    If someone has advice in this...

    (sorry for my bad english btw)

    Greetings,
    Patrick
    It is a real beauty. I have all of my Myrmecophila mounted, you could do the same with yours, you could just break the pot or leave it on and mount it as you have a ton of new roots so you will not do any damage as long as you are careful with handling.

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    Hi

    But i grow it in a livingroom, not in a greenhouse. Wouldn't it give problems when i mount it and grow in an livingroom?
    Thank you so far for the info!

    Greetings,
    Patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by patpur View Post
    Hello,

    I think you are right, it is the tibicinis. Thank you!

    And thank you Chris, the plant is healthy but the pot is way to small... and i am very affraid when i repot the plant it won't flower for years. Maybe my toughts are wrong but i am affraid for repoting it.
    I've placed some sphagnum between the roots now maybe a good solution for now?

    If someone has advice in this...

    (sorry for my bad english btw)

    Greetings,
    Patrick
    Your English is fine! It would be best if you could post a picture of the pot and root system before doing anything but rather than trying to repot it you could just break the pot as Jack suggested. I've been doing this and for me it has been working very well. Basically if the pot is clay you just lay it on its side and give it a few light wacks with a hammer until it cracks in a few places. Then set that pot, root system intact, into another pot that is going to allow for a couple of more years growth. Maybe a couple of inches wider but not too much deeper. If it is deeper use some broken crock or other inorganic material in the bottom. Then you can set your old pot on top of that so the rims end up at the same height. Then drop some pieces of crock between the two pots to prevent the inside one from tipping around too much. Be sure to have everything you will need ready before you start. I never remember this very important step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    ...Myrmecophile is the new name for the genus Schomburgia
    Perhaps somewhat misleading. "New" in 1917, generally accepted more recently. And only for some former Schomburgkia. Others either remained Schomburgkia or moved to Laelia, depending on who you agree with. Laelia is perhaps the more strongly asserted choice, leaving Schomburgkia an empty genus.

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    Thank you all so far for the help!

    As asked a pic from the roots, its in an plastic pot standing in an nicer pot;

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    Greetings,
    Patrick

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