Sobralia ruparupaensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SECTION Abbreviatae

Drawing by Bonafaz, Bennett & Christenson

Part sun Warm LATERWinter Spring

Common Name The Rupa Rupa Sobralia [a district within the Leoncio Prado Huanaco Department]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru in montane wet forests on damp rocks at elevations around 750 meters as a large sized, warm growing caespitose terrestrial or lithophyte with erect leafy towards the apex stems carrying 4 to 8, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, rigid ribbed, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, sessile, successively single to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying ephemeral flowers with pale green sepals, amd the petals and the lip are yellowish white


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 763 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017