Sobralia chatoensis A.H.Heller & A.D.Hawkes 1966 SECTION Abbreviatae Drawing by Hamer

Part sun Warm LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Cerro Chato Sobralia [a hill in Nicaragua]

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found in Nicaragua in lower montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, leafy stems carrying stiff, rigid, elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, 9 nerved, only the central nerve dorsally carinate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a sessile, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with short-lived, spreading flowers with magenta tepals that are lighter towards the base, the apical margins of the lip rich magenta, the throat and disc ochraeceous brown the sulcate portion with gold ochre nerves, the basal calli yellow and the .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1163 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017