Native to Colombia
Edited 12 April 2007
This species has medium-sized, white, apical flowers with two yellow blotches or marks on the front of the lip. The sepals may be greenish-white.
Photo at left of the type specimen of Sobralia bimaculata was kindly provided by Dr. Leslie Garay. The plant was collected and photographed by Gilberto Escobar in Dept. Antioquia, carretera a Briceno, El Oro, 1720 m. altitude. It may have been blooming March-April.
According to Delfina's website, this species requires cool conditions, high light and good ventilation in cultivation.
Photo below from Patricia Harding, of a plant blooming in September 2004. Originally from Colombia. Flowers are small, about one inch across, borne on short plants.
Rodrigo Escobar (ed.) (1992) Native Colombian Orchids, Volume 4: Porroglossum - Zygosepalum. Colombian Orchid Society.
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
The Genus Sobralia by Delfina de Araujo