Sobralia roezlii Rchb. f. 1873 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Dried Flower Photo courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Warm Cold Spring

Common Name Roezl's Sobralia [German Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5cm]

Found in Antioquia and Cauca states of Colombia on roadside slopes and fern dominated scrub in moist valleys at elevations of 1200 to 2350 meters and as a giant sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with erect, elongate stems enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths carrying plicate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, short, successively several flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1873; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing good/photo fide

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