Schomburgkia tibicinis

  • severe
  • yes
  • Greenhouse
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Product information "Schomburgkia tibicinis"
Name: Schomburgkia tibicinis - NEU: Myrmecophila tibicinis [Bateman ex Lindley] Rolfe 1917
Synonyms:

Bletia tibicinis, [Batem] Rchb.f 1862
Cattleya tibicinis, Beer 1854
Epidendrum tibicinis, Bateman ex Lindley 1838
Laelia tibicinis, [Batem. ex Lindley] L.O.Wms. 1941
Myrmecophila grandiflora, (Lindl.) Carnevali & J.L.Tapia & I.Ramírez 2001
Schomburgkia brysiana var intermedia, Jones 1972
Schomburgkia grandiflora, (Lindl.) Sander 1901
Schomburgkia intermedia, (H.G.Jones) Withner 1993
Schomburgkia tibicinis, [Batem. ex Lindley] Batem. 1841
Schomburgkia tibicinis var grandiflora, Lindley 1845

Etymology:

tibicinis = flute-, trumpet like

Propagation: seed
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Colombia
Habitat:

epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte found in seasonally dry deciduous forests on trunks and larger branches often in full sun at elevations of 300 to 600 meters

Notes:

Myrmecophila was for a long time placed in the genus Schomburgkia, it was decided at the end of the 20th century to separate the species that often live with ants in nature, and due to the priority rule to transfer them back to the genus Myrmecophila.
Myrmecophila pseudobulbs can grow to over 50cm high. They have an opening at the base where ants live. The waste of the ants forms the "fertilizer" for this orchid.
When the species is cultivated mounted, very strong and stable branches are needed as a base, as the large plants weigh over 25-30kg.
The dried pseudobulbs of this species can be shaped into a trumpet to call children home from play, hence the botanical name.

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