Sobralia dorbignyana Rchb. f. 1906 SECTION Sobralia

Photos courtesy of Ecuagenera

Common Name D'Orbigny's Sobralia

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in Bolivia and Peru at elevations around 1200 to 3100 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with caespitose, leafless below leafbearing above stems completely enveloped by tightly adpressed, imbricating sheaths and carrying lanceolate, suberectly spreading, plicate, long-acuminate, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms on lateral from the leaf axils, few branched, loosely few flowered inflorescence with short-lived, successive, fragrant flowers.

CAUTION Not sure of this determination, More info needed.

Synonyms Brasolia dorbignyana (Rchb.f.) Baranow, Dudek & Szlach. 2017; Brasolia semperflorens (Kraenzl.) Baranow, Dudek & Szlach. 2017; Sobralia parviflora L.O. Williams 1938; Sobralia semperflorens Kraenzl. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1873; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Die Orchideen lieferung #13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 photo good; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo not = S candida; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017 as Brasolia dorbignyana; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017 as Brasolia semperflorens