Schomburgkia

noun
Schom·​burgk·​ia | \ (ˈ)shäm¦bərkēə, -bu̇r- \

Definition of Schomburgkia

: a genus of South American epiphytic orchids having showy racemose flowers borne either on a scape from pseudobulbs or on a long fleshy stem

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History and Etymology for Schomburgkia

New Latin, from Robert H. Schomburgk †1865 British traveler and explorer + New Latin -ia

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“Schomburgkia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Schomburgkia. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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