Sobralia theobromina Dressler 2005 SECTION Abbreviatae

TYPE Photo by Kerry Dressler

Part shade Warm LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Chocolate Sobralia [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size 4.8 to 5.6" [12 to 14 cm]

Found in Cocle province of Panama at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing, caespitose terrestrial or epiphyte with erect, elongate stems carrying ovate, shortly acuminate, furfuraceous beneath, hispid veined, subpetiolate base leaves with striate, rugulose sheaths that blooms in the late summer and fall, arising from the striate, , hispid-furfuraceous bract cluster, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 74 #12 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide;