Sobralia kermesina Garay 1956 SECTION Sobralia Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name The Carmine Red Sobralia

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 1800 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with erect stems taht are leafless below and leafy above and carry rigid, distichous, ovate-lanceolate to narrowly lanceoalte, plicate, acuminate, somewhat tapering to a sessile base leaves that blooms on an erect, loosely racemose or with a few branches, shortly pedunculate, successively few, several flowered inflorscencewith minute, cucullate-triangular, much shorter than the ovary, glabrous floral bracts. Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide

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