Sobralia warszewiczii Rchb.f. 1852 SECTION Abbreviatae

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Common Name Warscewicz' Sobralia [Polish Orchid Coillector in Central and South America 1800's]

Flower Size 5 1/4"" [13 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 5 to 1850 meters as a giant sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial with a robust, erect stem carrying plicate, basally clasping, elliptic-oval, acute or acuminate leaves and blooms at most any time of the year on a short, terminal, successively flowered inflorescence with fragrant, short-lived flowers

See also Sobralia abel-araya for a similar flowered species

Synonyms Sobralia amparoae Schltr. 1923; Sobralia bradeorum Schltr. 1923;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 714. 1852; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 9. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Frega werklei; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1162 Dodson 1984 as S bradeorum drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1175 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #3 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide; Pl. Syst. Evol. 303: 868 Baranow, Dudek & Szach. 2017; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018