Sobralia persimilis Garay 1978 SECTION Abbreviatae Photo by G Chiron and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial shadeCool Spring

Common Name The Very Similar Sobralia [refers to this orchids similarity to S crocea]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing lithophyte with erect, caespitose, subfruticose, glabrous stems carrying 3 to 5, erect spreading to suberect, lanceolate, to narrowly lnceolate-elliptic, subplicate to ribbed, 5 nerved, acuminate, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, abbreviated, cone-like, successively single flowered inflorescence with the cone comprised of a few, tightly imbricating bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017