Sobralia biflora Ruiz & Pav.1798

Plant and Flowers Photo by Erica Moron de Abad and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Another Flower? Photo by Durban Botanic Gardens South Africa and their website

Common Name The Two Flowered Sobralia

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Huanuco Peru in humid wet forests at elevations around 200 meters as a hot growing epiphyte with clustered, erect, subfruticose stems that are loosely leaved above and glabrous below and carry 4 to 6, papery, elliptic, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, abruptly acuminate, subrotund basally leaves that blooms on a terminal, sessile, 2 flowered inflorescence with imbricating dark setose flroal bracts.

CAUTION This determination is definitely not conclusive, I have seen no drawings and only a small photo with no lip details so use with caution.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo good; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok

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