Sobralia pumila

Rolfe 1893

Native to Brazil

Edited 22 March 2007
© Nina Rach

Sobralia pumila

Sobralia pumila Rolfe

Originally published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 337 (1893).

An epiphytic species native to the Brazilian Amazon region, particularly on the Island of Marajo in Para State. The plants grow to about 20 cm high, with 1-2 terminal flowers, white to pale yellow, with a finged lip. Blooms in Brazil during their summer (Dec-Feb).





Printed References:

Martius (1898) Flora Brasiliensis 3-5: 343.

Rolfe (1893) in: Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 337.

____ (1894) Orchid Review 2: 54.

Online References:

ING: Index Nominum Genericorum, URL: from the U.S. National Herbarium, Dept. of Systematic Biology - Botany, Smithsonian Institution

International Plant Names Index [IPNI]

Orchid News 12: Sobralia pumila by Lou Menezes.

Orchid News 12: The Genus Sobralia by Delfina de Araujo

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