Sobralia mireyae Dressler 2007 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Dressler, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Mireya's Sobralia [Panamanian Botanist current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Panama in highly exposed, windy locations as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with erect stems carrying ovate to lanceolate-ovate, plicate, heavily corrugated, 9 veined, slightly acuminate, minutely bilobed apcially leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, successively single flowered inflorescence.

This species is said to be a synonym of S citrea but I have left them separate for now pending more research.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orchids, Mag. Amer. Orchid Soc. Vol 76 No 9 700. 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017