Sobralia klotzscheana Rchb. f. 1849 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name Klotzsch' Sobralia [German Botanic Director, Berlin late 1800's] - In Ecuador "Maygua"

Flower Size 2 3/4 to 3 1/4" [7 to 8 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial and occasional epiphyte with an erect, stout stem carrying broadly ovate-lanceolate, long-acuminate, erect-spreading, reddish brown pilose beneath, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with large, showy, fragrant flowers .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 photo no; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 6 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing good; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017