Sobralia ecuadorana Dodson 1998 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photos TYPE Drawing/TYPE Photos by Calaway Dodson


Common Name The Ecuadorian Sobralia

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Ecuador on road cuts and embankments at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to cane-like stems enveloped in the lower half by clasping sheaths and carrying in the upper half, elliptic, chartaceous, acuminate, heavily veined beneath, distichous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, from a cone-like structure, successively single, several flowered inflorescence and carrying sweet smelling flowers

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017