Sobralia macrantha

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 Sobralia macrantha subsp. var.  
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Habit: orchid
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Height: 1 ft to 7 ft
Width: 1 ft to 4 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
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Flower features: red, blue, purple, pink, white
Orchidaceae > Sobralia macrantha var. ,

Sobralia macrantha, commonly known as the Large-flowered Sobralia, is a species of orchid found from north-central and southern Mexico to Central America.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Sobralia macrantha, Lindl. Sts. tufted, reed-like, 4-7 ft. high, leafy all the way up: lvs. broadly lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, long-pointed, 8-10 in. long: fls. several at the ends of the sts., rose-purple, with the front of the labellum deep purple; sepals linear-oblong, 4 1/2 in. long, reflexed and twisted; petals broader, oblong, wavy above; labellum 5 in. long, with the expanded portion almost circular, 3 in. across and 2- lobed at the apex, very wavy; tube long, whitish within, with a yellow stain in the throat and several thin yellow ridges. May-July. Mex. and Guatemala. Var. albida, Hort. Fls. very large, creamy white. Var. nana, Hort. Fls. smaller than type; lip dark violet-purple. CH

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