Sobralia chrysostoma Dressler 2001 Photo courtesy of Allen Black

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Golden Mouth Sobralia [refers to the lip color]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 20 to 1050 meters as a small to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect stems carrying ovate-lancoelate, acuminate leaves with verrucose sheaths that blooms in the late winter till early summer on a terminal, short successively single flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 8 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 1 2008 photo; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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