Native to Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
Edited 9 April 2007
© Nina Rach
Originally published in Systema Vegetabilium Florae Peruvianae et Chilensis 1: 232 (1798).
This lovely species has pale pink to lilac flowers that have a somewhat closed form and are borne apically. The lip has a fluted margin and a darker throat. The plants grow terrestrially to about 1 meter tall. Sometimes confused with Sobralia violacea.
In Perú, this species is found in Huánuco and Junín.
Leslie A. Garay (Dec. 1978) Flora of Ecuador: Orchidaceae, in: Opera Botanica, Stockholm: NFR, 305p. [p.113-114; Fig. 39D]
Ruiz & Pavon (1798) Systema Vegetabilium Florae Peruvianae et Chilensis (Syst. Veg. Fl. Peruv. et Chil.) 1: 232.
Native Colombian Orchids, Volume 4: Porroglossum - Zygosepalum (1992).
International Plant Names Index
Missouri Botanical Garden, Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador (CVPE) -- Accepted Taxa, from the W3 TROPICOS database at MOBOT.
Missouri Botanical Garden, Flora of the Jatun Sacha Biological Station --
Preliminary Checklist - specimen collected by Carlos E. Cerón & Miguel Cerón 4572.
Peru Orchids - photo by Erica Morón de Abad
Galería de Orquídeas Peruanas: Sobralia - many nice photos of native Peruvian sobralia species.
ING: Index Nominum Genericorum, URL: http://rathbun.si.edu/botany/ing/ from the U.S. National Herbarium, Dept. of Systematic Biology - Botany, Smithsonian Institution