Sobralia atropubescens

Sobralia atropubescens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Sobraliinae
Genus: Sobralia
Species: Sob. atropubescens
Binomial name
Sobralia atropubescens
Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930

Sobralia atropubescens is a member of the genus Sobralia


Plants blooms at anytime with a single 7 cm wide flower.


Plant are found growing in the wet forest of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 400 to 2500 meters


Grow in partial sun usually in intermediate to warm temperatures. Plants can be grown in sandy soil or bark with perlite. Keep the mix moist but not wet during growing season. Reduce watering after leaves develop. Never let the mix dry out for long periods


Sob atropubescens Sobralia atropubescens variant Sepals and petals are brown. Lip is red and white.


Common Name:The Black Haired Sobralia


  1. Sobralia decora var. aerata P.H. Allen & L.O. Williams 1942

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