Sobralia setigera Poepp. & Endl. 1836 SECTION Abbreviatae

Lip Detail

S aff steigera

Photo by © Erica Moron de Abad©

Full shadeWarmColdWinter

Flower Size The Bristle Carrying Sobralia

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 750 to 2600 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, caespitose canes enveloped completely by setaceous, strigose leaf sheaths and carrying several, plicate, suberect-spreading, rather coriaceous, ovate lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, long-acuminate, subrotund below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, tightly imbricate, setose floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 314 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing ok; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide; The Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as S powellii photo ok; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 as S aff setigera photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017