Sobralia fuzukiae Dressler & Bogarín 2007 SECTION Abbreviatae

Inflorescence and Leaf

Photo by © Dressler/Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade WarmLATEspring Summer

Common Name Fuzuki's Sobralia [Japanese Orchid Enthusiast in Panama 1900's to 2007]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Panama as a small to just medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with stems that are sometimes leafless and carrying from 0 to 4, plicate, elliptic, long-acuminate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, straight, .8 to .9" [2 to 2.2 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from an imbricate, ellipsoid bract cluster and carrying the flower face forward.

Similar to S quinata but differs in the flower being faced forward, twisting only a bit and do not hide the lip, have 3 inner keels and start much lower than the outer keels and usually decrease in size until they are scarcely noticeable on the midlobe and has a successive, .8 to .9" [2 to 2.2 cm] long, slighly curved inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orchids, Mag. Amer. Orchid Soc. Vol 76 No 9 696 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017