Sobralia pleiantha

Schlechter 1906

Native to Nicaragua

Edited 30 March 2007

Sobralia pleiantha on 5-cent stamp

White flowers with a yellow lip or white lip with yellow throat.


Image at left is from set of ten stamps, Orquídeas Jardines Heller, issued by Nicaragua on February 1, 1962 [Scott Catalog #RA66-75; the sobralia is RA74].
Sobralia pleiantha is shown as a white flower on a light blue background (catalog 867).


Dressler, Robert L. (1993) Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 304 pp.; hardcover.

Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf (1906) Berlin: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 3: 79. [full name of this publication is: Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis. Centralblatt für Sammlung und Veroffentlichung von Einzeldiagnosen neuer Pflanzen. Edited by Friedrich Fedde].

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

International Plant Names Index,

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