Sobralia liliastrum Lindl. 1833 Photo by Ramon and His Orchids of Venezuela Website

Fragrance Part shadeHotSummer to EARLY Fall

Common Name The Star-Lily Sobralia

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil on steep banks with subxerophytic vegatation, near riversides, near waterfalls at elevations around 700 to 1400 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with narrowly lanceolate, long-acuminate, striate, plicate leaves that blooms on a terminal, short, successively flowered inflorescence with a few, fleshy, fragrant, short-lived flowers occuring in the summer and early fall.

Synonyms Cattleya liliastrum (Lindl.) Beer 1854; Epidendrum liliastrum Salzm. ex Lindl. 1833; Sobralia elisabethae R.H. Schomb. 1841;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 588 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Sobralinae Brieger 1983; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 7 1993 photo; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 5 2002 photo; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok?