Sobralia callosa L.O. Williams 1946

Photos courtesy of David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

Common Name The Callous Sobralia

Flower Size 2 1/4" [6 cm]

Found in Panama and Colombia in lower montane cloud forests at elevations around 650 to 800 meters as a small sized, warmgrowing terrestrial with terete woody stems carrying, linear-lanceolate, plicate, dark green leaves and blooms from the axis of the uppermost leaf with a generally, single flowered inflorescence with short-lived, successive, slightly fragrant, pink flowers.

This plant has a very bamboo-like appearance and when in bloom often has an inflorescence on each stem giving quite a display.

Synonyms Lindsayella amabilis Ames & C.Schweinf.1937 [non Sobralia amabilis [Rchb.f] L.O.Wms. 1946]

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 9 1999 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 Schlechter/Brieger 1983 as Lindsayella amabilis; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo;

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