Sobralia sororcula Dressler 2007 SECTION Abbreviatae Photo by Kerry Dressler

part shadeWarm Summer

Common Name The Little Sister Sobralia [refers to the close relationship of this species to S lindleyana and S crispissima]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a miniiature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect stems with compressed, striate sheaths, and carrying above, 3 to 4, ovate, acute or mucronate, narrowing below intothe compressed, striate sheath base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising through a short, deep, cone-like, elliptic-ovate, acute bract, with smaller bracts within, single flowered inflorescence.

Similar to both S lindleyana and S crispissima but S sorocula differs in the much shorter stem, , the somewhat narrower flower parts, and even much longer column arms, and a leaf sheath with a thickened rim very much like S macrophylla but unlike both S lindleyana and S crispissima


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 Dressler drawing/photo fide;