Sobralia kruskayae Dressler 2005 SECTION Abbreviatae

TYPE Photo by Kerry Dressler

Part Shade Warm Summer

Common Name Kruskaya's Sobralia [Licenciada Kruskaya de Melgarejo Panamanian departemnt head who facilitates Orchid [and other fauna and flora] collecting for scientific study current]

Flower Size 4 to 4.5" [10 to 11.4cm]

Found in Cocle province of Panama at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying relatively narrow, elliptic, long-acuminate subpetiolate base leaves with slightly striate, scurfy punctate sheaths that blooms in the summer on a terminal, bract cluster, striate, scurfy-punctate, outer bracts long acuminate, successively single, few inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 74 # 12 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017