AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Sobennikoffia Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33: 361 (1925).
Description:
Species belonging to the genus Sobennikoffia are terrestrial, semi-terrestrial, lithophytic, or epiphytic. The flowers are quite large, white or greenish in color, and appear on many-flowered a continuation of the lip.
Distribution:
Madagascar
Notes:
It was named by Rudolf Schlechter in 1925 for his wife, whose maiden name was Sobennikoff.
Species:

Sobennikoffia fournieriana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. Madagascar.
Sobennikoffia humbertiana H.Perrier SW. Madagascar.
Sobennikoffia poissoniana H.Perrier N. & NW. Madagascar.
Sobennikoffia robusta (Schltr.) Schltr. NW. Madagascar.

Bibliography and References:
Carlsward BS, Stern WL, Bytebier B. 2006 Comparative vegetative anatomy and systematics of the angraecoids (Vandeae, Orchidaceae) with an emphasis on the leafless habit. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 151. 165-218.
Hillerman F. 1979 New and pleasant surprises from Madagascar. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 48. (4): 335 - 340 (1979)
Sheehan T, Sheehan M. 1991 Orchid genera illustrated 142: Sobennikoffia. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 60. (9): 856-857 (1991)
World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots/ accessed 16/03/2017