Sobralia sp near Santa Marta Colombia

Flower plant and seed pod in situ

Side View of Flower in situ

Plant and Flower in situ

Photos by Jay Pfahl


Common Name

Flower Size 2.5" [6.75 cm]

Found south of Santa Marta Colombia on the road to Minca at elevations around 500 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial that has a successively?, single flowered inflorescence blooming in the later summer. Very similar to S chrysostoma and if so a first sighting for Colombia.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;