Sobralia atropubescens Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum & Co. WebsiteCopyright

Part shadeWarm to Hot Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Black Haired Sobralia

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 2500 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial on steep embankments with cane-like,stems enveloped by distant, loose, tubular, densely red, pubescent sheaths and carrying, plicate, thin, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to abruptly subacuminate, densely dark pilose beneath, sessile, basally clasping leaves that can bloom at any time of the year on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Schedul. Orch. 10: 2. 1930; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 303 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as S sp # 4071 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata Photo #620 = S atropubescens; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fideAustralian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

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