Sobralia sobralioides (Kraenzl.) Garay 1978

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Sobralia-Like Sobralia [Originally described as a Chloraea]

Flower Size

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations aroiund 2000 meters as a giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with caespitoise, approximate, cane-like, glabrous below leaf above stems enveloped completely by tight fitting leaf sheaths and carrying lanceolate, long-acuminate, rather rigid, heavily ribbed leaves that blooms on a terminal, paniculate, short branched, each few flowered, successively several flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Brasolia sobralioides (Kraenzl.) Baranow, Dudek & Szlach. 2017; *Chloraea sobralioides Kraenzl.1920; Sobralia kalbreyeri Schltr 1921

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