Sobralia leucoxantha Rchb. f. 1866

Another Flower Photo by Dressler, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Another Flower Photo by Daniel Jimenez

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Common Name The White-Yellow Sobralia

Flower Size 4 to 6 1/2" [10 to 16 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia as a warm to hot growing terrestrial or epiphyte at altitudes below 1000 meters with elongate stems carrying several, broad, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous above, more or less scurfy below leaves with verrucose leaf-sheaths that blooms in summer and early fall on a short, terminal, single flowered inflorescence with large, fragrant, short-lived flowers.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Beitr. Orchid.-K. C. Amer. 68. 1866.; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 8 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 8 2001 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;