Sobralia Amanecer

( atropubescens x sessilis)

Hybrid registered in 2000

Edited 18 May 2007


Sobralia Amancer photo by Bill Curtis

Sobralia Amanecer

"Amanecer" is a Spanish word which means "dawn" in English.
This hybrid was registered 28 July 2000 by Steve Gonzalez; the orginator of the cross is listed as Hoosier Orchids in Indianapolis, Indiana (but this hybrid is not mentioned anywhere on their website).

According to the International Orchid Register, the seed parent was Sobralia atropubescens and the pollen parent was Sobralia sessilis.

Given that there is some confusion between Sobralia atropubescens (Costa Rica) and Sobralia melanothrix (Ecuador) in cultivation, I wonder which species was actually used in making this hybrid. Plants from Ecuador have been readily available in the trade, with the name S. atropubescens incorrectly applied.

Photo at right kindly provided by Bill Curtis, Hawaii.

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The two photos below appear courtesy of Steve Gonzalez, who grows this hybrid in Minnesota. He says that it blooms nearly year-round.
Sobralia Amanecer photo by Steve Gonzalez

Sobralia Amanecer photo by Steve Gonzalez

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Reference:

The International Orchid Register (RHS hybrid database)



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