Schomburgkia

noun

Schom·​burgk·​ia
(ˈ)shäm¦bərkēə,
-bu̇r-
: a genus of South American epiphytic orchids having showy racemose flowers borne either on a scape from pseudobulbs or on a long fleshy stem

Word History

Etymology

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 16 Jul. 2024.

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