Sobralia pfavii Schltr. 1923 SECTION Abbreviatae TYPE Drawing by Schlechter


Common Name Pfav's Sobralia [Swiss Orchid Collector Richard Pfau 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in humid forests at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with erect stems enveloped by glabrous sheaths and carrying various, distichous, ligulate, obtuse to obliquely bi or tridentate apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, 2.2 to 2.4" [5.5 to 6 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through conduplicate, elliptic bracts carrying yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017