The Sobralia Pages
[also see DISCUSSION section]
18 July 2011: New page for .
17 Aug 2009: New pages for two species:
12 August 2009: New page for new species,
25 July 2009: Lauris Rose of Cal-Orchid with sobralias at Parkside Orchid Fest, Ottsville, PA -
9 May 2009: Updated page on
25 April 2009: Dr. Robert Dressler spoke at Houston OS Show/AOS meetings on "Recent Work on Sobralias and Lankester Garden."
6 April 2009: Added literature references - spent day at BRIT library - Botanical Tesearch Institute of Texas, Fort Worth.
30 November 2008: 20th anniversary of the tragic death of famed botanical artist and Amazon explorer Margaret Ursula Mee (1909-88), on the eve of her exhibition of Brazilian Amazon paintings at Kew Gardens.
14 October 2008: added new references to The Lit and modified related species pages.
12 October 2008: updated page on
with additional illustrations.
9 October 2008: Updated the list of Sobralia hybrids. A big bunch of kudos to Bruce Rogers for thoughtfully registering Sobralia Nina Rach (Veitchii x Mirabilis) last month! Cross was made by Howard Liebman.
19 Aug 2008: New photos posted of Sobralia Veitchii and alba.
1 August 2008: New web page for
15 May 2008: Bruce Rogers registers two new Sobralia crosses with the RHS:
Sobralia Lydia ( xantholeuca x fimbriata) and Sobralia Raymond ( violacea x powellii).
14 April 2008: Ted Green registered a new Sobralia cross with the RHS: Sobralia Puanani ( macrantha x violacea).
12 Feb 2008: Updated Literature list and Sobralia Songbird page with OCNZ award details and description from Peter Wellfleet. Also added two new species pages: Dressler 2005 and
Sobralia citrea Dressler 2005.
28 Nov 2007: New photos of and Sobralia andreae Dressler 2006 from Juan Carlos Uribe.
Sobralia roezlii Rchb.f. 1873
29 June 2007: Added info on two new awards, including the first award to a hybrid, Sobralia Songbird (and a new photo).
2 June 2007: Regina Lizama to speak on "El género Sobralia" at the monthly meeting of the AGO - Asociación Guatemalteca de Orquideología, Guatemala City.
1 June 2007: Posted new photo and literature ref's for
18 May 2007: New photos of Sobralia hybrids from Bruce Rogers, Oz Gardens, California.
19 April 2007: Nina Rach to speak on Sobralias at the
Central Ohio Orchid Society monthly meeting, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio.
15 April 2007: New photos of from Guillermo Angulo.
2 April 2007: New webpage for
19 March 2007: Updating the site.
1-4 Feb 2007: Sobralia macrantha exhibited at AGO show, Exposición Nacional de Orquídeas, at Anacafe in Guatemala City [ Photo1,
Photo3]. Field trips to Dep. Jalapa and Tikal.
4 January 2007: Bruce Rogers registered a new Sobralia cross with the RHS:
Sobralia Modesty ( biflora x decora)
27 July 2006: New information for Sobralia pfavii, from Eric Christenson.
24 May 2006: Sobralias exhibited at the AGO show, Exposición Nacional de Orquídeas, at Anacafe, Avenida las Américas, Guatemala City [Photo1, Photo2]. Sobralia blooming at the Palmieri's [Photo1, Photo2, Photo3].
4 May 2006: Posted "Life History of Sobralia Songbird," written for this website by hybridizer Peter Elfleet, New Zealand (Thanks, Peter!!). You can read it here:
1 March 2006: Updated the page of Sobralia hybrids. New page and photo of Sobralia Songbird.
10 Feb 2006: Updated and presented a program on Sobralias at Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Coral Gables, Florida, for the Coalition for Orchid Species. The Chihuly glass exhibit was extraordinary, well worth the visit. Thank you, Bert Bressman!
20 Oct 2005: Updates to the literature for French Guiana, new info for 4 Elleanthus sp., and for 7 Sobralia sp.
4 Oct 2005: Added a new hybrid, Sobralia Songbird ( macrantha x Mirabilis), and several new AOS awards.
29 Sept 2005: Updated the reference literature lists.
18 Sept 2005: New photos of two different plants of grown in the Bay area, provided by Eric Hunt. Thanks Eric!
14 Sept 2005: New page for the second-generation hybrid Sobralia Colmaniae (Veitchii x xantholeuca).
10 August 2005: New pages on the Sobralias of Costa Rica, , and Sobralia sanfelicis .
9 August 2005: Updated
Sobralia Mirabilis page.
8 April 2005: Added new
AOS Sobralia award description.
7 April 2005: Updated the
Elleanthus webpage, with new photos, links, and literature.
18 Jan. 2005: Updated
list of literature.
5 Dec 2004: New pages for
. Updates for
4 Dec 2004: New page for
Updated Sobralia setigera
; the list of
Sobralia Species; and the
Sobralia Literature list.
22 Sept 2004: New photo for
from Patricia Harding.
10 Aug 2004: New page for
, a white Panamanian species named in honor of
Sobralia kruscayae Kruskaya Melgarejo, of ANAM (formerly INRENARE). Photos from Sr. Andres Maduro.
7 July 2004: Added new photos and references for
(Virginia Magnus) and
20 May 2004: Upcoming sobralia lecture in Shreveport, Louisiana, 14 Nov. 2004.
17 May 2004: New page for
Kraenzlin; new photo from Erica Moron de Abad and text for Sobralia weberbaueriana
7 March 2004: New page for the genus
18 Dec 2003: Updated
with notes from Eric Christenson.
16 Dec 2003: New photos for
provided by Erica Moron de Abad.
15 Dec 2003: New photos for
provided by Erica Moron de Abad.
6 Nov 2003: New photo for
by Guillermo Angulo, and new references.
5 Nov 2003:
Started a new page,
"Unidentified Sobralias." Added
photos of a little, rose colored sobralia from Erica Morón de Abad in Peru [firstname.lastname@example.org], which bears keikis at the nodes.
4 Oct 2003: Additions to
[thanks to Erica Morón, Peru]; the
Sobralia Stamp Page; and to the list of
8 Sept 2003: Additions to
, as well as to the
Sobralia crocea literature list.
2 June 2003: The unidentified
white sobralia from Ecuador is given OIC # 14,023 and named
19 April 2003: Additions to
10 April 2003: Additions to the
literature list. New page for an unidentified
white sobralia from Ecuador, including photomicrograph of seed.
1 April 2003: New photos for
from Russell Hutton, L&R Orchids, Tuakau, New Zealand. Sobralia lowii
New photos for
from Moises Cavero, Peru.
New images for
24 March 2003: Additions to
23 Sept 2002: New page for
and new references for the Sobralia caloglossa literature list.
16 Sept 2002: New photos of the hybrid Sobralia Amanecer ( atropubescens x sessilis), provided by Bill Curtis, Makawao, Hawaii.
10 Sept 2002: New photos and references for
31 August 2002: Added a new reference for the Guianas to the
Literature list and all the species pages affected.
25 August 2002: New references and image for
; changed front page photo from Sob. Mirabilis to Sobralia macrantha Sob. macrantha.
5 August 2002: New references for
and Sobralia fenzliana
26 July 2002: Added references to five sobralias from the Lindenia, including new pages for
and Sobralia lindeni W. Watson
Sobralia Veitchii. Thanks Greg.
21 July 2002: Update & new images for
19 July 2002: New page on
small-growing . New pages for sobralias
and for Sobralia pumila
. New information for Sobralia bletiae
and for Sobralia bouchei
. Updated Sobralia callosa AOS Awards list.
18 July 2002: New page for
. New material for Sobralia madisonii
. Added many new references to the Sob. panamensis Literature list and several new stamp images.
17 July 2002: Additions to the list of
. New images and info for Sobralia stamps
5 July 2002: New images for
1 July 2002: New additions to the list of Sobralia Literature and to individual species pages, from The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature. Also email contact, email@example.com, made consistent throughout.
26 April 2002: Revisions to
the genus ; Fregea
Rchb.f. 1852; and
Schlechter 1923, and Fregea wercklei
21 April 2002: Adding references and changing to new email contact:
17 April 2002: New photo of
edits to Sobralia hirta
and Sobralia fimbriata
4 April 2002: New photos of
; and Sobralia amparoae
3 April 2002: New photo of
New pages for Sobralia ciliata
(Allen & L.O. Wms.) Garay ined.;
A.H. Heller & A.D. Hawkes 1966;
Schlechter 1922; and
Schlechter 1922. Sobralia rolfeana
2 April 2002: New photo of
; New pages for
Rchb.f. 1852; and
27 March 2002: New photos of
and Sobralia fimbriata Sob. Mirabilis.
26 March 2002: New page for
Dressler 1995. Sobralia dissimilis
3 March 2002: New page for
Hoehne; edits to Sobralia rondonii
Linden ex Lindley; and to Sobralia violacea
The White Sobralias.
25 Feb 2002: Updates to
21 Feb 2002: New pages for
Updates to Sobralia speciosa
and Sobralia fragrans
14 Feb 2002: New pages for P.H. Allen 1958; Sobralia x intermedia Schlechter 1923; and Sobralia neglecta
Rolfe 1890. Updates to Sobralia lowii
; S. decora
; and S. sessilis
. S. virginalis
12 Feb 2002: New pages for R.H. Schomburgk 1841 and S. elizabethae Lojtnant 1977. S. melanothrix
11 Feb 2002: updates to Elleanthus, Epistephium, Palmorchis; and to the Literature.
7 Feb 2002: New page for
Sobralia Amanecer; new photos of
by Sobralia fenzliana Steve Gonzalez.
4 Feb 2002: Revisions to
Garay 1975; and Sobralia bimaculata Lindley 1833; New page for Sobralia liliastrum
Hort. Seeger 1891. Sobralia beyeriana
31 Jan 2002: Revisions to
F. Peeters & Cogniaux 1899; and a new image of Sob. virginalis Ell. cephalotus added to the
29 Jan 2002: Revisions to
Schlechter. Sob. powellii
28 Jan 2002: Received useful taxonomic clarifications from Dr. Leslie A. Garay. Many thanks! New page created for . Sobralia granitica Romero & Carnevali 2000
22 Jan 2002: Photos of sobralia stamps received from Ron Smart. See the additions to the Sobralia Stamp Page.
20 Dec 2001: New photo of on a Sobralia liliastrum 2001 phone card issued in Algoas State (15,000 printed).
18 Dec 2001: New material and photos for provided by Dr. Norbert Baumbach. Sobralia infundibuligera
3 Dec 2001: New page for the genus Epistephium. New in-situ photo of from Venezuela's Gran Sabana. Sobralia candida
1 Dec 2001: Updates to , Sob. ciliata , Sob. paradisiaca Sob. ruckeri, and Sob. speciosa.
26 Nov 2001: Dr. Robert Dressler speaking on "Sobralias" at the monthly meeting of the Gainesville Orchid Society.
2 Nov 2001: Dr. Robert Dressler's lecture on "Sobralias" at the AOS Trustees Meeting and show in Corpus Christi: Lecture notes and Photo of him receiving AOS Gold Medal of Achievement.
16 Oct 2001: New photos and info about . Sobralia liliastrum
12 Oct 2001: New photos and habitat information about . Sobralia stenophylla
14 Sept 2001: New photo for
provided by Sobralia luteola Rusty Albert. New page for
from Ecuador. Sobralia pardalina
13 Sept 2001: New pages for , Sobralia chrysotoma , and Sobralia maduroi ; new photos of Sobralia warsewiczii Sobralia helleri ;
and additions to the page of White Sobralias.
4 Sept 2001: Added photo of from Dave Hunt and a Sobralia klotzscheana Sobralia stamp from Uruguay.
23 August 2001: Added link to Walter Schug's new website on Costa Rican orchids. New photo of a white sobralia; minor edits to various species pages.
14 August 2001: Updated and the list of Sob. powellii white sobralia species.
30 July 2001: Updated literature list and individual pages with information from Garay 1978.
29 July 2001: New page for ; updated Sobralia sanderiana Links page; , Sob. dichotoma , and Sob. rosea Sob. violacea
24 July 2001: Added material for . Sobralia altissima
15 July 2001: New page for Lindley. Edited Sobralia stenophylla Elleanthus and Palmorchis pages; new geoguides everywhere.
10 July 2001: New links, new references added for many species. New page created for . Sobralia klotzscheana
27 June 2001: New photos of from Greg Allikas. Sobralia callosa
3 June 2001: Added a photo and information on . Sobralia crocea
29 May 2001: Added new pages for four new Peruvian sobralias, published in the fourth installment of Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum: , Sobralia callianthe , Sobralia hirta , and Sobralia ruarupaensis . Added the new installement to the Sobralia withneri Literature page. Thanks to Dave Hunt for the lead.
Added information to the Distribution list about El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
25 April 2001: Added new image of Sobralia bouchei from Dave Hunt.
12 April 2001: Added Google SafeSearch toolbar to the main pages. Two Ecuadoran plants of are blooming for me this week in Houston (bright orange). Noticed that the Austrian Orchid Society ( Sobralia crocea Oesterreichische Orchideengesellschaft) has listed The Sobralia Pages among their links.
15 Feb 2001: Added new Sobralia banner to all main pages. Updated Elleanthus and Palmorchis pages.
17 January 2001: Image of a red (upper left) from the set of 24 orchid cigarette cards ("stiffeners") published by Carreras in 1925. Sobralia
13 November 2000: New page created for .
New image of Sobralia pleiantha .
Posted two images of unidentified Sobralia yauaperyensis Sobralia species from Gould hummingird plates: Plate 85 and Plate 300.
23 Oct 2000: New pages created for and Sobralia augusta . Added information from Delfina about confirmed occurrences of Sob. chlorantha Sobralia species in Brazil to individual species pages for Sob. liliastrum, suaveolens, augusta, sessilis, vallida, infundibuligera.
22 Oct 2000: New page for the Genus .
21 Oct 2000: New page for the Genus .
20 Oct 2000: New page for , as well as additions to Sobralia oliva-estevae Sob. xantholeuca, Sob. leucoxantha, and Sob. macrantha.
18 Oct 2000: New page for Pabst 1977, including Margaret Mee's watercolor of that species. Also a new page for Sobralia margaretae Rolfe 1890, cultivated at Arenal Botanical Gardens, CR.
12 Oct 2000: New additions to the Literature page. Created new pages for D.E. Bennett & E.A. Christenson 1999; Sob. altissima (Presl) C. Schweinfurth ex Foldats 1969; Sob. ciliata Poepp. & Endl. 1836; and Sob. fimbriata Garay & Dunsterville 1965.
11 Oct 2000: Added camera symbols to distinguish all species/hybrids with photos. Created new pages for Ames & C. Schweinfurth 1930; for Sob. bouchei L.O. Williams 1946; and for Sob. callosa C. Schweinfurth 1938.
7 Oct 2000: Created a new page for Rolfe 1909.
6 Oct 2000: Created new pages for Ruiz and Pavon 1798, Sob. biflora Garay 1975, and Sob. bimaculata Rchb. f. 1877.
29 Sept 2000: Created new pages for Rchb. f. and Sob. lindleyana Rchb. f. 1878.
Enhanced info for Sob. suaveolens Ruiz & Pavon 1798, Sob. dichotoma Ames & C. Schweinfurth, and Sob. mucronata Linden ex Lindley 1846. Sob. violacea
26 Sept 2000: Updated the list of species based on the TROPICOS database. Added photo of Dressler.
22 Sept 2000: Added pages for (Rchb.f.) L.O. Williams; Sob. amabilis Schlecter; Sob. amparoae Schlecter; Sob. bradeorum Lankester & Ames 1924; Sob. corazoi Dressler; Sob. doremiliae Hawkes; Sob. helleri Rolfe; and Sobralia luteola Ames.
21 Sept 2000: Made enhancements to the Stamp Page; added image of Barb. Rodr. 1891, from Patricia Harding.
Added pages for Sobralia yauaperyensis Dodson 1998; Sobralia ecuadorana Garay 1958; Sobralia lancea Schlecter; and Sobralia macra F. Peeters & Cogniaux.
19 Sept 2000: Created a new page for Garay 1978; added new images of Sobralia pulcherrima Schlecter and Sob. powellii Lindley, from Dale Borders.
30 August 2000: Added notes from the OGD.
15 August 2000: Established new pages for this website!
This website was born in August 2000.
© 2003 Nina Rach
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