Sobralia kermesina Garay 1956 SECTION Sobralia Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name The Carmine Red Sobralia

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 1800 meters as a giant sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with erect stems that are leafless below and leafy above and carry rigid, distichous, ovate-lanceolate to narrowly lanceoalte, plicate, acuminate, somewhat tapering to a sessile base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, loosely racemose or with a few branches, shortly pedunculate, successively few, several flowered inflorscence with minute, cucullate-triangular, much shorter than the ovary, glabrous floral bracts. Synonyms Brasolia kermesina (Garay) Baranow, Dudek & Szlach. 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017