Sobralia liliastrum Lindl. 1833 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Greg Allikas

Another Flower

Photo by Ramon and His Orchids of Venezuela Website

Fragrance Part shadeHotSummer to EARLY Fall

Common Name The Star-Lily Sobralia

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil on steep banks with subxerophytic vegatation, near riversides, near waterfalls at elevations around 700 to 1400 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with narrowly lanceolate, long-acuminate, striate, plicate leaves that blooms on a terminal, short, successively flowered inflorescence with a few, fleshy, fragrant, short-lived flowers occuring in the summer and early fall.

Synonyms Cattleya liliastrum (Lindl.) Beer 1854; Epidendrum liliastrum Salzm. ex Lindl. 1833; Sobralia elisabethae R.H. Schomb. 1841;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 588 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Sobralinae Brieger 1983; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 7 1993 photo; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 5 2002 photo; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 drawing/photo hmm; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok?; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 drawing ok; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017