Sobralia sanctorum Dressler & Bogarín 2011

Leaf Comparison to similar White Flowered species A: S lindleyana B: S crispissima C: S sanctorum D: S sorocula

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing/Photo by Bogarin ©


Common Name The Los Santos Sobralia [refers to the orchid location]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose terrestrial with erect, purple or green speckled stems carrying dark green, often marked with purple near the base, nearly flat, 5 low keels beneath, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, subpetiolate base leaves with purple to greenish speckled sheaths that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a basally inflated floral bract.


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