Sobralia lancea Garay 1958 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

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Common Name The Lanceolate Sobralia

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial on steep embankments with erect, cane-like, glabrous stems enveloped basally by several, distant tubular sheaths and carrying a few, towards the apex, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, subcoriaceous, plicate, long-acuminate, gradually tapering below into the sessile clasping baseleaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, sessile, successively single, several flowered inflorescence composed of tightly packed, imbricating, somewhat spirally twisted floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 309 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide

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