Sobralia madisonii Dodson 1980 SECTION Abbreviatae

Side View of Flower Photos by Marcin Wielicki and The Sobralia Pages Website

partial shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name Dr Madison's Sobralia [American Researcher at Selby Gardens and original Collector of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 600 to 750 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial on steep slopes with caespitose, stout, leafy above stems completely enveloped by striated sheaths and carrying distichous, sessile, suberect spreading, coriaceous, ovate, bluntly acuminate, subrotund basally prominently 5 ribbed beneath, dark purple red with green flecked leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising through a short, deep, cone-like bract, with a few smaller bracts within, single flowered inflorescence with foliaceous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 311 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 3 2002; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 Dressler Drawing/photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017