Native to Perú.
Edited 29 June 2007
Original publication in ICONES ORCHIDACEARUM PERUVIARUM," fourth installment.
A newly published species, based on collections made in Perú by J. Schunke.
Roque and León (2006) say this endemic species grows in the Monzón valley, in Huánuco Department, at 750 m elevation.
David E. Bennett Jr. & Eric A. Christenson (2001) "ICONES ORCHIDACEARUM PERUVIARUM," fourth installment, plate no's. 601 to 800, unbound, shrink-wrapped, 400pp.
José Roque and Blanca León (December 2006) "Orchidaceae endemicas del Perú," in: Rev. Peru. Biol., 13(2): 759s-878s. Link:
[Sobralia altissima, calliantha, hirta, ruparupaensis, turkeliae, weberbaueriana]