Sobralia floribunda [Baranow, Dudek & Szlach.] in. edSECTION Sobralia TYPE Drawing by Baranow

Part shade

Common Name The Many Flowered Sobralia

Flower Size 3.8 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm]

Found in ? without locational and plant data but blooms on a 6" [15 cm] long, racemose to 10 flowered inflorescence wih triangular, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flower with a purple below and yellow on the inner side lip with the only protuberances are the hairs forming an ovoid cushion composed of a thickening and strongly wrinkled on its surface.

"Similar to Sobralia mutisii Ortiz in its white sepals and petals, owever, it can be distinguished from the other species of the genus by the long-acuminate floral bracts, lack of fimbriate keels running along the central nerves of the labellum, the presence of a cushion of dense trichomes in the center of apical half of the labellum and the relatively slender gynostemium with its long and distinct apical stelidia." Baranow, Dudek & Szlach 2017

The species was discovered by Reichenbach, who named it as Sobralia floribunda. However, the author left the name on the herbarium label of the type specimen only and he never formally published his discovery.

Synonyms *Brasolia floribunda Rchb.f. ex Baranow, Dudek & Szlach. 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017 as Brasolia floribunda drawing fide