Sobralia yauaperyensis Barb. Rodr. 1891 Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name Yauaperi River Sobralia [In Brazil]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in field margins and disturbed forests as well as exposed rocky slopes in montane forests at elevations of 550 to 2200 meters with terete stems with numerous close, tubular, rugose sheaths with 4 to 6, distichous, articulated, leaf-bearing sheaths with the plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, leaves held above, that blooms on a terminal, short to 1" [2.5 cm], single flowered inflorescence holding the large, successive [3 to 4] showy flower close to the apex and occuirng in the winter and early spring in nature and the summer in cultivation.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as S violacea drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 not = S yauaperyensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 6 1964 photo; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 not = S violacea; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as S violacea drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S violacea drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 not = S violacea; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0378 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 1 1993 drawing; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 382 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 8 1996 photo; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo hmm; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004

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