Sobralia sotoana Dressler & Bogarín 2010

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Kerry Dressler/Drawing by © Bogarin Lankesteriana Vol 9 pg 483 2010


Common Name Soto's Sobralia [Mexican Botanist passed 2009]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Panama in very wet premontane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing terrestrial with erect, weakly zig-zag above stems carrying elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, long acuminate, plicate leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, usually horizointal to nodding, 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence carrying ephemeral flowers.

"Sobralia sotoana resembles S. aspera vegetatively, though the plant is a bit smaller. The upper stems are weakly but distinctly zig-zag, and the inflorescences much more markedly nodding, or reflexed, so the flowers are somewhat pendant. The flowers are a bit smaller and the lips are intense orange within with a narrow white margin." Dressler & Bogarin 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9: 482 Dressler 2010 drawing/photo fide