Sobralia macra Schltr. 1923

Lip Detail

Photos courtesy of David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website


Common Name The Large Sobralia

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in El Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate stem enveloped by dry sheaths and carrying several, linear, acuminate leaves towards the apex and blooms in the late spring on a sessile, single, successively flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing ok photo colors wrong; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok;