Sobralia tricolor Dressler 2005 SECTION Abbreviatae TYPE Photo by Kerry Dressler

Part shade Warm LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Three Colored Sobralia

Flower Size 3.6 to 3.8" [9 to 9.5 cm]

Found in Cocle province of Panama at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a large sized, warm growing, caespitose terrestrial with erect, elongate stems carrying elliptic, long-acuminate leaves with striate sheaths that blooms in the late summer and early fall, arising from the elliptic, striate, sxlightly scurfy bract cluster, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

The rather small flowers, narrow segments, the falcate lateral sepals and the three colored flower easily separate this species from others.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 74 #12 2005 photo fide;