Sobralia rupicola Kraenzl. 1908

Lip and Column Detail Photos by © José Luis Panozo Añez

Another Flower in situ Photo courtesy of Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Part sunWarmCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Rock-Loving Sobralia

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia in tropical wet forests at elevations of 900 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing rupiculous orchid with a short rhizome giving rise to a cane-like stem enveloped by leafless below and leaf bearing sheaths above and carrying distichous, coriaceous, plicate, vein beneath obvious, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, near the apex, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, successively single, few [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms

References Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0298 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004

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