Sobralia allenii

L.O. Williams 1942

Native to Panama

Edited 13 April 2007


Photo of Paul H. Allen by Walter H. Hodge

Original publication: Ann. Missouri Botanical Garden 29: 336, tab. 30, fig. 1-3. (1942).

This species bears 2.5-in. to 3.0-in. white flowers. The lip is pale yellow.

Named for taxonomist Paul Hamilton Allen, 1911-1963 (photo at left by Walter H. Hodge, July 1962). Allen was professor of horticulture at Escuela Agricola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras (1954–1958), and editor of the school’s journal, Ceiba (ca.1957).

See the webpage about White Sobralias.


References:

Paul Hamilton Allen (date?) “An Annotated Checklist of Known Orchids of Panama, Together with Some Introductory Remarks Regarding Their Distribution and Relationships,” 90 pp. (carbon typescript, with photos, and with 41 plates by his wife, Dorothy Osdieck Allen).

Robert L. Dressler (1993) Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 304 pp.; hardcover. [Sob. allenii; Sob. amabilis; Sob. atropubescens ; Sob. bletiae; Sob. bouchei; Sob. bradeorum; Sob. callosa ; Sob. corazoi; Sob. decora; Sob. decora var. aerata; Sob. fenzliana; Sob. fimbriata; Sob. fragrans; Sob. helleri; Sob. labiata; Sob. lepida; Sob. lindleyana; Sob. luteola; Sob. macra; Sob. macrantha ; Sob. macrophylla; Sob. mucronata; Sob. neglecta; Sob. pfavii; Sob. pleiantha; Sob. powellii; Sob. suaveolens ; Sob. undatocarinata; Sob. valida; Sob. warscewiczii; Sob. wercklei]

Robert L. Dressler (1980) "Checklist of the Orchids of Panama," in: Orchids of Panama. 590 pages (pp. I-XXVI). Missouri Botanical Garden. [Sobralia allenii, amabilis, atropubescens (was decora var. aerata), bletiae, bouchei, callosa, fenzliana (was panamensis), fragrans, labiata, lindleyana, macrophylla (was rolfeana), powellii (was leucoxantha), suaveolens, undatocarinata, valida, warszewiczii]

Walter Henricks Hodge (April 1964) "Paul Hamilton Allen: 1911-1963," in: Taxon, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 73-77. [Sobralia allenii; intermedia, et al.] Link to article

L.O. Williams & Paul Hamilton Allen (8 March 1946) Flora of Panama. in: Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Part III. Fascicle 2., pp. 107-246, 33: 30.

L.O. Williams & Paul Hamilton Allen (1949) Flora of Panama. in: Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol. 36, nos. 1–2.

L.O. Williams & Paul Hamilton Allen (1980) Orchids of Panama-- Monographs in Systematic Botany, vol. 4, pg. 134. Missouri Botanical Garden [reprint of the 1949 publication]

Online references:

Harvard University Herbarium (as of 10 April 2003), Index of Botanical Specimens. URL: [Among the 99 Sobralias listed].

Walter Henricks Hodge (April 1964) "Paul Hamilton Allen: 1911-1963," in: Taxon, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 73-77. [Sobralia allenii; intermedia, et al.] Link to article

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation-- Archives Collections Paul Hamilton Allen (1911–1963): Papers, 1837–1963, Archives 1, Four boxes

International Plant Names Index (IPNI): www.ipni.org

ING: Index Nominum Genericorum, URL: http://rathbun.si.edu/botany/ing/ from the U.S. National Herbarium, Dept. of Systematic Biology - Botany, Smithsonian Institution


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