Sobralia crispissima Dressler 2002 SECTION Abbreviatae

Another Flower Color Photo by Dressler/Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade CoolLATEspring Summer

Common Name The Very Curled Sobralia [refers to the wavy margins of the lip]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte with stems enveloped by straite sheaths and carrying 5 to 6, ovate, slightly attenuate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence

Similar to S lindleyana but differs in the smaller leaves and larger flowers and has a longer tube of the lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lankesteriana 5: 10. 2002; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 Dressler photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #5 2011 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017