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  1. Schomburgkia, genus Schomburgkia(noun)

    genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids with showy racemose flowers

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  1. Schomburgkia

    Schomburgkia is a genus of plants belonging to the family Orchidaceae. This genus is named for Richard Schomburgk, a German botanist who explored British Guiana during the 19th century. Species in this genus are either ephiphytic or lithophytic in their growth habit. According to the Royal Horticultural Society Schom. is the official abbreviation for this genus. The type species Schomburgkia crispa is a large sized, hot growing species found in the tropical areas of Venezuela, Surinam, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador.

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