Sobralia luteola Rolfe 1898 SECTION Abbreviatae

Inflorescence and apex of plant

Side View of Flower

Dissection of Flower Photos by Siegfried Gust

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Yellowish Sobralia

Flower Size 1.4" [4 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica in tall evergreen forests at elevations of 100 to 1150 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on rock faces among mosses with erect, leafless below and leaf bearing towards the apex stems carrying ovate-lanceolate, plicate, 5 nerved, acuminate, articulate to the leaf bearing sheaths below leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a racemose, short, to successively to 10 flowered, 2 to 3 open at a time inflorescence with heavy textured flowers

Synonyms Sobralia pleiantha Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1169 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017

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