Sobralia gloriana

Dressler 2002

Native to Costa Rica and Panama

Edited 17 April 2007
© Nina Rach

Sobralia gloriana photo from Andres Maduro

Originally published in Lankesteriana, a Costa Rican journal.

This showy, pink-flowered species was recently described and named for Gloria Maduro, Andres Maduro's wife and partner.

Plants reach about 4 feet tall. Grow in intermediate conditions with moderately bright to bright light; keep evenly moist.

Plants are available from Woodstream Orchids.


Printed References:

Mireya Correa, Carmen Galdames, and María Stapf (2004) Catálogo de plantas vasculares de Panamá (Catalog of the Vascular Plants of Panama), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 600 p.

Robert L. Dressler (2002) "The major sections or groups within Sobralia, with four new species from Panama and Costa Rica, S. crispissima, S. gloriana, S. mariannae and S. nutans," in: Lankesteriana no. 5: 9-15.

Online References:

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica: Germane Literature, Missouri Botanic Garden, in: The Cutting Edge, Volume X, Number 1, January 2003 Abstract of Dressler's 2002 paper.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's (STRI) Herbarium - Summit Herbarium specimen collection (SCZ) and the University of Panama Herbarium (PMA); Panama species list flora distribution. Collection

ING: Index Nominum Genericorum, URL: from the U.S. National Herbarium, Dept. of Systematic Biology - Botany, Smithsonian Institution

International Plant Names Index [IPNI],

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