Sobralia melanothrix Løjtnant 1977 SECTION Abbreviatae

Side View Of Flower Photos courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum & Co. WebsiteCopyright ©

Another Flower

Closer View Photos courtesy of T. Løjtnant Copyright © , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name The Black Haired Sobralia

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Ecuador and cited as a synonym of Sobralia atropubescens and they are very similar but I will leave them separate pending more information. This is a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with lareg, short-lived fragrant, flowers on a terminal short, successively flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017