Sobralia piedadiae Dodson 1998 SECTION Abbreviatae TYPE Drawing by C Dodson

LATE EARLY

Common Name Piedad's Sobralia [Ecuadorian Wife of the Author and collector of the type current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Esmeraldas province of Ecuador in wet montane forests, often along road cuts at elevations around 650 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial or epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to cane-like stems enveloped in the basal half by smooth, clasping sheaths and carrying in the apical half, elliptic, coriaceous, acuminate apically, heavily veined beneath, distichous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, through a cone-like structure, successively single, several flowered inflorescence and carrying white flowers with a yellow throat.

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References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 drawing fide;

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