Native to Colombia
Edited 9 April 2007
text © Nina Rach
Originally published in The Garden, xlii. (1891) 324.
The illustration at left was published as Sobralia virginalis Hort., in: Dict. Icon. des Orchidees ser.3, 1:No.9, Sobralia Pl.3. April 1899. According to Dr. Leslie Garay (pers. comm. 2/2002), this illustration actually represents Sobralia beyeriana.
Seeger (1891) The Garden, xlii., p. 324.
International Plant Names Index [IPNI],
ING: Index Nominum Genericorum, URL: http://rathbun.si.edu/botany/ing/ from the U.S. National Herbarium, Dept. of Systematic Biology - Botany, Smithsonian Institution
Photo at the Orchid Source Forum. This plant is about 3 ft tall, grown by "Park702" in California.