Sobralia purpurella Dressler & Bogarín 2011

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Bogarin/Photo by © Franco Pupulin


Common Name The Tiny Purple Sobralia [refers to the lip color and the plant size]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing, caespitose terrestrial or epiphyte with erect, leafy and smaller, leafless stems and carrying lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, subpetiolate base leaves with striate, sparsely scurfy shaeaths that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, ellipsoid, [2.1 to 3.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with scurfy, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #5 2011 photo/drawing fide;