Sobralia blancoi Dressler & Pupulin 2008 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Kerry Dressler

Fragrant part Shade WarmCoolspring

Common Name Blanco's Sobralia [Costa Rican Botanist current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 800 to 1200 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with erect, leafy in the upper half stems carrying ovate to elliptic-ovate, acuminate, 9 principal veined, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring through a group of terminal, narrowly lanceolate in contour bracts, successively single flowered inflorescence and carrying strongly perfume scented flowers.

Similar to S leucoxantha but differs in the by the lip tube being strongly compressed, and a strong distinctive perfume scent, and the small basal calli as well as the color which is consistent throughout its range.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2007 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide;