Sobralia maduroi


Native to Panama

Edited 26 April 2007

Sobralia maduroi photo from Maduro

Sobralia maduroi Dressler

This species was previously identified as Sobralia undatocarinta var. chica, but was recently distinguished as a new species by Dr. Robert Dressler, published in the American Orchid Society's Orchids magazine.

It is a dwarf-growing variety of sobralia, with showy white flowers and purple painted lips, which last for up to 9 days. Grow intermediate, with moderately bright-bright light, evenly moist.


Photo at left courtesy of Andres Maduro and Woodstream Orchids.


See: Sobralia sanfelicis; and the page devoted to White Sobralias.

Printed References:

Robert L. Dressler (October 2004) "The Sobralia undatocarinata complex: where have they been hiding?," in: Orchids 73(10): 774-778.

Robert L. Dressler (1993) Field Guide to the Orchids of Coata Rica and Panama. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 374p. [p.322].

Online References:

International Plant Names Index [IPNI],

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