Sobralia luteola Rolfe 1898 SECTION Abbreviatae

Inflorescence and apex of plant

Side View of Flower

Dissection of Flower Photos by Siegfried Gust


Common Name The Yellowish Sobralia

Flower Size 1.4" [4 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica in tall evergreen forests at elevations of 100 to 1150 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on rock faces among mosses with erect, leafless below and leaf bearing towards the apex stems carrying ovate-lanceolate, plicate, 5 nerved, acuminate, articulate to the leaf bearing sheaths below leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a racemose, short, to successively to 10 flowered, 2 to 3 open at a time inflorescence with heavy textured flowers

Synonyms Sobralia pleiantha Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1169 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017