Sobralia kerryae Dressler 1998 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by , Kerry Dressler

Another Flower

Photo by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name Kerry's Sobralis [Mrs Dressler American Orchid Enthusiast and wife of Robert Dressler Botanist at Lancaster Costa Rica Current]

Flower Size

Found from Costa Rica to Panama in forest remnants at elevations around 850 to 1150 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with erect, stems carrying narrowly ovate, acuminate, ,inutely scurfy leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, elliptic bract cluster, successively single, fwe flwoered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 62 #2 1998 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017