Sobralia fimbriata Poepp. & Endl. 1836 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by G.C.K. Dunsterville Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Another Flower

Photo by David Jubineau

Another Clone

Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Fringed Sobralia

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

A medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial species found in Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil in wet montane forests, often along road cuts, from 600 to 2100 meters with erect, cane-like stems that are leafy towards the apex with elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, attenuate, acuminate, coriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a short, sessile, terminal, few flowered inflorescence that has one flower open at a time and occurs in spring and summer with 3" heavily fragrant flowers.

The third photo by Patricia Harding is probably not S fimbriata.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0376 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing hmm; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 8 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 761 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo ok; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017