Sobralia allenii L.O.Williams 1942 SECTION Abbreviatae Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Another Flower Photos by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website


Common Name Allen's Sobralia [American Botanist specializing in Central American Orchids early 1900's]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender stems carrying 1 to 3 apical, broad, elliptic-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, plicate, acuminate leaves that are glabrous above and lepidote below particularily towards the base and with lepidote leaf sheaths that are basally clasping tothe stem and blooms on a terminal, single flowered, short inflorescence with smallewr, white fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; . Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017