Sobralia mucronata Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925 SECTION Abbreviatae

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

Deep shade Hot WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Mucronate Sobralia [refers to the sepals and petals shape apically]

Flower Size

Found in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa rica and Panama in tropical rain forests at elevations around 100 to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a slender stem almost completely enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying elliptic-linceolate, acuminate, coriaceous, bidentate apically leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, short, 1 to 2 simultaneous and or 3 to 4 in succession flowered inflorescence subtended by several imbricating bracts.

Synonyms Sobralia edwardsii Ames 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correl 1952; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1171 Hamer/Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as S edwardsii; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018

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