!Sobennikoffia robusta (Schltr.) Schltr. 1925

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart shade Warm to Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Robust Sobennikoffia

Flower Size 2" to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar in sandy very dry woods at the base of trees at elevations of 1569 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial, semi epiphyte or epiphyte with a short stem carrying numerous, large, loriform, coriaceous and very unequally bilobed-obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the later spring on a 16" [40 cm] long, erect, rigid, loosely 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence enveloped by several sheaths carrying nocturnally fragrant flowers

Synonyms Angraecum robustum (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915; *Oeonia robusta Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing hmm/photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 1 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;