Sobralia turkeliae Christenson 2002 SECTION Abbreviatae

Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name Marni Turkel's Sobralia [Californian Orchid Collector and Ceramisist current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru at elevations around 1900 to 2200 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with elliptic, semiamplexicaule, acuminate, pale-green, glossy leaves that blooms on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with a cupped flowerthat has the sepals fused at the base and forming a short tube.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 12 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #12 2007 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #7 2011 photo fide;Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017