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Orchid Species: Myrmecophila thomsoniana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Myrmecophila thomsoniana is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Rolfe in 1917.
Genus
Myrmecophila (Mcp.)
Grex
thomsoniana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Rolfe
Year
1917
ORIGIN: Found in the Cayman Islands.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, hot growing epiphyte in scrubby bushes close to the sea and exposed to full sun with curved, hollow pseudobulbs carrying a few apical, elliptic-ovate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, to 4' [120 cm] long, sometimes branched inflorescence from which arise several to many [12 to 20] successively opening, fragrant flowers occurring over a long period.

FLOWER SIZE: To 2 3/4 inches [7 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Myrmecophila Mcp albopurpurea 2000 (W.H.W.Strachan ex Fawc.) Nir
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom albopurpurea 1993 (W.H.W.Strachan ex Fawc.) Withner
Add+ Laelia L thomsoniana 1941 (Rchb.f.) L.O.Williams
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom thomsoniana 1887 Rchb.f.
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