Sobralia sanchezjosana Medina, J Portilla & I Portilla 2019 SECTION Sobralia Photo by Hugo Medina and The Ecuagenera Website

Part Shade Cool LATESummer Fall Winter

Common Name Alex Sanchez's Sobralia [Spanish botanist and former curator of the Shanhai Botanical Garden current]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" " [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago department of Ecuador in secondary forests on roadbanks at elevations around 1800 meters as a giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with a cylindrical, bamboo-like, rigid, glabrous stem carrying up to 16, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, long acuminate, stiff, plicate, dark green, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late summer, fall and early winter on an erect, successively 3 clusters per shoot, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, several flowered inflorecsence with acuminate, short floral bracts and carrying fleshy flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #9 Medina, J Portilla & I Portilla 2019 photo fide;