Sobralia setigera Poepp. & Endl. 1836

Lip Detail

S aff steigera Photo by © Erica Moron de Abad© and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Full shadeWarmColdWinter

Flower Size The Bristle Carrying Sobralia

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 750 to 2600 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, caespitose canes enveloped completely by setaceous, strigose leaf sheaths and carrying several, plicate, suberect-spreading, rather coriaceous, ovate lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, long-acuminate, subrotund below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, tightly imbricate, setose floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 314 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing ok; The Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as S powellii photo ok; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 as S aff setigera photo fide

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