Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Schomburgkia or Myrmecophila tibicinis?

This is a discussion on Schomburgkia or Myrmecophila tibicinis? within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hola, saludos a todos Schomburgkia and Myrmecophila now are two different genres were separated by ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    ana patricia's Avatar
    ana patricia is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Ana Patricia
    My Grow Area
    On a Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Lycaste & Vanda
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Managua, Nicaragua
    Posts
    131

    Default Schomburgkia or Myrmecophila tibicinis?

    Hola, saludos a todos


    Schomburgkia and Myrmecophila now are two different genres
    were separated by botanists. I do not understand the
    vegetative differences.
    Some friends treated the same as Myrmecophila with Schomburgkia. In "Flora of Nicaragua" separated. I only know that In both are symbiosis with the ants.

    I have several of these plants.The only one that has flourished the identified as Schomburgkia tibicinis but Flora of Nicaragua appears as Myrmecophila tibicinis.
    What will be the end? Schomburgkia tibicinis or Myrmecophila tibicinis? I think the answer is that there is no longer Schomburgkia tibicinis...now is Myrmecophila tibicinis. Must see what were the criteria followed the botanists






    Days after.....



    When it came home..... weighed much





    Last edited by ana patricia; February 9th, 2009 at 03:41 PM.

  2. #2
    ana patricia's Avatar
    ana patricia is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Ana Patricia
    My Grow Area
    On a Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Lycaste & Vanda
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Managua, Nicaragua
    Posts
    131

    Default

    The flower is like a plant that grows in the patios of indigenous ..











    Also pseudobulbos ...but perhaps by environmental conditions ..
    Last edited by ana patricia; February 9th, 2009 at 03:25 PM.

  3. #3
    ana patricia's Avatar
    ana patricia is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Ana Patricia
    My Grow Area
    On a Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Lycaste & Vanda
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Managua, Nicaragua
    Posts
    131

    Default

    All my plants are differ in size and shape of pseudobulbos..but it may be due to environmental conditions. Some are native of the Atlantic area... other Pacific of Nicaragua.
    I hope one of them is Myrmecophila brysiana, Myrmecophila wendlandii or Schomburgkia superbiens (now Laelia superbiens ).

    I have several mounted on trees, trunks and baskets .







    For my birthday, brought these gifts (on the table) my friends ... indigenous











    These are the same







    I put it in the shade to see if your pseudobulbos got green ..... but nothing
    ....






    These with twisted pseudobulbos .... I think what is one Myrmecophila ..no is Schomburgkia








  4. #4
    muis01's Avatar
    muis01 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Stefanie
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals, miniature orchid, Catts
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    254
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Woow Ana Patricia, this looks fantastic!
    I also have 1 plant Schomburgkia tibicinis or Myrmecophila tibicinis (I read it is the last name now) and it had 2 new bulbs. You are lucky you live in a climate which is natural to this plants. I live in a cold and rainy country and it is not easy to create this same climate as yours without having a greenhouse.
    But I'm still hoping because one of my bulbs still shows a green bud...

    The plants you received look enormous!
    Keep sending reports of the growth of these plants!

    Stefanie

  5. #5
    Real Name
    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Huntleya, Bollea, Cochleanthes
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melaka, West Malaysia
    Posts
    12,753
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Oh, Ana, This one is wonderful, I like the way that they grow in nature.Are they free flowering for each pseudobulb or seasonal during summer?Zain

  6. #6
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Wow! I was at a local nursery with something that looks like a schomburkia, but it's from Honduras. A friend had a piece she gave the nursery and it's huge! I am so fascinated by these monsters. Someday I may acquire a piece and mount it on some driftwood (on wheels preferably). They are amazing plants, you are going to have us all drooling with your pictures when they bloom!
    Connie

  7. #7
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Oh wow, those are some huge plants. I think you are correct about the plant now being Myrmecophila tibicinis. I had a friend who was complaining that the schrombs are no more and that they were being reclassified.

    Cheers,
    BD

  8. #8
    Rence is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Metro Manila,Philippines
    Posts
    239

    Default

    Like those orchids ! However there are still few growers of Schomburgkia in the Philippines.

  9. #9
    eorchids's Avatar
    eorchids is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Eric
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Laelia, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Orléans, France
    Posts
    1,886
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Beautiful and huge plants !
    Schomburgkia is a synonym genus. Species were separated between Myrmecophila (tibicinis, thomsoniana, brysiana, exaltata etc.) and Laliea (superbiens, elata, lyonsii, undulata etc.) . One of the differences is that Myrmecophila pseudobulbs have a hole at the base and are hollow, that allows to host ant colonies.

  10. #10
    tuyaux is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    5

    Default Schomburgkia (now laelia) and Myrmecophila differences

    What used to be schomburgkias (superbiens, splendida, etc.) have been moved to laelia. These orchids have solid, club-shaped (fusiform) pseudobulbs similar to many cattleyas whereas the myrmecophilas have the hollow bulbs that are more conical in shape. In one of the pictures above, you can clearly see the hole (more like a slit) near the bottom of one of the bulbs.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. My Schomburgkia Tibicinis
    By 1buzz in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: August 30th, 2012, 11:47 AM
  2. Schomburgkia Tibicinis
    By ABro in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: February 18th, 2008, 02:43 PM
  3. Schomburgkia tibicinis
    By ozorchid in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 31st, 2008, 03:36 PM
  4. Schomburgkia Tibicinis different color variation
    By ABro in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: January 29th, 2008, 08:00 PM
  5. Schomburgkia/Myrmecophila Brysiana
    By ABro in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: August 3rd, 2006, 09:55 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.