Sobralia carazoi Lank. & Ames 1924 SECTION Abbreviatae Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade Warm LATEspring Summer

Common Name Carazo's Sobralia [refers to Charles Lankester american botanist in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1200 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with stems enveloped by closely adpressed, verrucose sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, distantly alternate, coriaceous, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate acute, obliquely ascending, sessile, clasping vaginate base leaves with the uppermost being much smaller and encompassing the inflorescence that blooms in the late spring and summer on a short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from an abbreviated cluster of closely imbricating bracts.

Synonyms Sobralia corazoi C.H.Lank. & Ames 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Schedul. Orchid. 7: 34. 1924; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as S carazoi; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 304 Dodson 1980 as S corazoi drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017