Sobralia hirtzii Dodson 2004 SECTION Sobralia Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Common Name Hirtz's Sobralia [German Engineer, Orchid Enthusiast and Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with cane-like, woody stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and each carrying, plicate, ovate, acuminate, thick, heavily veined beneath leaves that blooms in the summer on a lateral from the upper axils of the leaves, racemose, several flowered iflorescence with no large basal bracts and carrying long-lasting, large, almost simultaneous flowers. Synonyms Brasolia hirtzii (Dodson) Baranow, Dudek & Szlach. 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017 as Brasolia hirtzii