Sobennikoffia fournieriana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1925

Drawing by Sanders and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Fournier's Sobennikoffia

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar with long, erect stems carrying numerous, thick, leathery, strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, 24 to 28" [60 to 70 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

The plant was described from a cultivated plant and has never been found in the wild.

Synonyms *Angraecum fournierianum Kraenzl. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #7 2010 drawing fide;