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Orchid Species: Schomburgkia sawyeri

Kew currently accepted name is Myrmecophila galeottiana

Schomburgkia sawyeri is an orchid species identified by (L.O.Williams) Withner in 1993. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Myrmecophila galeottiana.
Genus
Schomburgkia (Schom.)
Grex
sawyeri
Parents
Species
Author
(L.O.Williams) Withner
Year
1993
ORIGIN: This large sized, hot growing epiphytic plant is found on the Pacific side near sea level in Jalisco, Guerrero, Michoacan, Morelos and Colima states of Mexico at elevations of 25 to 400 meters on trees in river valleys and lowland tropical deciduous or subdeciduous forests.

DESCRIPTION: This large sized, hot growing epiphytic plant is found on the Pacific side near sea level in Jalisco, Guerrero, Michoacan, Morelos and Colima states of Mexico at elevations of 25 to 400 meters on trees in river valleys and lowland tropical deciduous or subdeciduous forests with an elongate, 3 to 5 jointed, terete pseudobulb that gradually tapers towards the narrow apex carrying 2 to 4 thick, leathery, concave beneath, elliptic, obtuse and apiculate apically and gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, paniculate, 3' 4 to 6' 8 [1 to 2 meters] long, many flowered inflorescence opening in succession.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 inches [10 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 galeottiana 1917 (A.Rich.) Rolfe
Add+ Laelia L sawyeri 1943 L.O.Williams
Add+ Myrmecophila Mcp chionodora 1917 (Rchb.f.) Rolfe
Add+ Myrmecophila Mcp sanderiana 1917 (Rolfe) Rolfe
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom chionodora 1886 Rchb.f.
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom lepidissima 1889 Rchb.f.
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom sanderiana 1891 Rolfe
Add+ Laelia L galeottiana 1846 (A.Rich.) Lindl. ex Heynh.
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom galeottiana 1845 A.Rich.
Add+ Myrmecophila Mcp lepidissima 1917 (Rchb.f.) Rolfe
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