Sobralia helleri A.D. Hawkes 1966 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Dressler

part Shade Warm Cool LATEspring Summer

Common Name Heller's Sobralia [American Botanist 1900's in Nicaragua]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica in mossy rainforests at elevations around 700 to 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with erect steme enveloped by red coffeee colored sheaths and carrying elliptic, shortly acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from a group of 2.8 to 4", imbricate, ellipsoid, subglabrous bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1167 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids, Mag. Amer. Orchid Soc. 76(9): 696. 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 12 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #5 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 pollinia only photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017