Sobralia hoppii Schltr. 1924

Flower Closeup Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Photo Photo courtesy of Dr. Leslie Garay Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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Common Name Hopp's Sobralia [German Collector in Colombia early 20th cent]

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found on the western slopes of the central cordillera Colombia at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with erect, robust stems carrying erect-patent, elliptic, acuminate, sessile, plicate, multi-nerved leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, flexuous, successively single, 5 to 8 flowered, subglabrous to sparsely furfuraceous inflorescence with large, erect-patent, basically oval, acuminate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia Schlechter 27:13 1924;

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