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Orchid Species: Schomburgkia albopurpurea

Schomburgkia albopurpurea is an orchid species identified by (H.Strachan ex Fawc.) Withner in 1993.
Genus
Schomburgkia (Schom.)
Grex
albopurpurea
Parents
Species
Author
(H.Strachan ex Fawc.) Withner
Year
1993
ORIGIN: This species is a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte occurring only on Grand Cayman Island with elongate, 2 to 4 noded, cylindrical-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, thick, rigid, leathery, elliptic-oblong, acute leaves and blooms in the spring on a long to 3' [90 cm] long, slender, peduncle terminating in a laxly several to many flowered panicle or racemose inflorescence.

DESCRIPTION: This species is a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte occurring only on Grand Cayman Island with elongate, 2 to 4 noded, cylindrical-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, thick, rigid, leathery, elliptic-oblong, acute leaves and blooms in the spring on a long to 3' [90 cm] long, slender, peduncle terminating in a laxly several to many flowered panicle or racemose inflorescence.

-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
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Most awarded/recent cultivars: Schom. albopurpurea 'Remar' (1995)
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