Sobralia turkeliae Christenson 2002 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website


Common Name Marni Turkel's Sobralia [Californian Orchid Collector and Ceramisist current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru at elevations around 1900 to 2200 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with elliptic, semiamplexicaule, acuminate, pale-green, glossy leaves that blooms on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with a cupped flowerthat has the sepals fused at the base and forming a short tube.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 12 2002; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide