Sobralia maduroi Dressler 2004 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Scott McGregor


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Steven Beckendorf, plant grown by Cynthia Hill

Part shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name Maduro's Sobralia [Colombian Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Chiriqui province of Panama at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by verruculose sheaths and carrying several, plicate, elliptic, acuminate leaves taht blooms in the summer on a ssimultaneously several flowered inflorescence with straite, lanceolate, loosely clasping floral bracts.

Simialar to S undatocarinata but S maduroi is smaller in all parts and has a differently shaped lip with usually much narrower straighter keels. The flowers can be largely white with some purple spots and streaks or more or less tinged with rose purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 10 2004 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017