Sobralia cf granitica G.A.Romero & Carnevali 2000 SECTION Abbreviatae

Flower Closer Photos by A. V. Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. and His 'Orchids of the Restinga area of Bahia, Brazil', Website

part Shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Granite Loving Sobralia

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, and northern Brazil on granite outcrops and or shrublands in sandy soils at elevations of 50 to 700 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial orchid

Found in the same habitats as S liliastrum and is often confused with it. This one appears to be correct but I await better reerences so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo not = S elizabethae; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017