Sobralia gloriana Dressler 2002 SECTION Abbreviatae
Another flower Photos by © Dressler, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR
Common Name Gloria's Sobralia [Sra. Maduro wife of Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast current]
Flower Size 4" [10 cm]
Found in Panama at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slightly compressed stems enveloped by striate, shortly bristled sheaths and carrying several elliptic, short acuminate, strongly plicate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, short, successively single flowered inflorescnece arising from an ellipsoid bract cluster.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lankesteriana 5: 11. 2002.