Sobralia elisabethae R.H. Schomb. 1841 SECTION Abbreviatae

Another Angle Photo by G.C.K. Dunsterville Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

part Sun Hot Warm Fall

Common Name Elisabeth's Sobralia [refers to the queen of Romania in 1840's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Venezuela, and northern Brazil at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial that blooms in the fall with a successively single flowering inflorescence

Cited as a synonym of Sobralia liliastrum, but there are several visual differences that should keep them separate if the photos are correctly ID'ed

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as S granitica not photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017

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