Sobralia gentryi Dodson 1998 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Ron Parsons

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photos/TYPE Drawing by C Dodson

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Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name Gentry's Sobralia [Dr Alwin Gentry American Botanist 1945 - 1993]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests, often along road cuts at elevations of 500 to 1300 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to cane-like stems enveloped in the basal half by rugulose, clasping sheaths and carrying in the apical half, elliptic, chartaceous, long-acuminate, distichous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, through a cone-like structure, successively single, several flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide to the first photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017

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