Sobralia macrantha

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Sobralia macrantha

Common Name: The Large-Flowered Sobralia
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cold to intermediate
Blooms: spring to autumn
Flower Size: 15cm to 25cm
Synonyms: Cattleya macrantha Beer 1854; Cyathoglottis macrantha Lem. 1954

A large-sized terrestrial and rarely epiphytic, warm to cold growing species that is native to Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz and Chiapas states of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 90 to 3400 meters on leaf detritus over rocks, sandy soils or stream-side with terete, clustered stems that are leafy throughout and carrying narrowly to broadly lanceolate, plicate, long acuminate spreading, rigid leaves that blooms on a short, terminal, single flowered inflorescence subtended by a large foliaceous bract and occurs from the spring till autumn with fragrant, short-lived flowers.

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