Sobralia macra Schltr. 1923 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Franco Pupulin

Another Flower Color?

Lip Detail?

Photos by David Jubineau

Another Color Form TYPE of S pendula


Common Name The Large Sobralia

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in El Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate stem enveloped by dry sheaths and carrying several, linear, acuminate leaves towards the apex and blooms in the late spring on a sessile, single, successively flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Sobralia pendula Dressler & Pupulin 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing fide; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 as S pendula phot/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018