Sobralia pulcherrima Garay 1978 SECTION Abbreviatae

Plant and Flower in situ Ecuador

Photos by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photos courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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Common Name The Very Beautiful Sobralia

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in montane forests at elevations of 100 to 1700 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial on steep embankments at elevations of 220 to 1500 meters with cane-like stems carrying plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, basally clasping, acute leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a flexuous, elongate inflorescence with bracts as long as the ovaries carrying very large, successively single flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 313 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide