Sobralia rigidissima

Linden & Rchb.f. 1854

Native to Ecuador & Colombia

Edited 22 March 2007
© Nina Rach


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Sobralia rigidissima Linden & Rchb.f.

Originally published in Bonplandia (Hanover) 2: 278. 1854.
Ref.: Fl. Ec. 9: 130 (1978).
The type species was collected in Colombia.

Small, rigid, terrestrial plants, growing to 40cm. Flowers are small and rose-colored, with white lips, and they arise laterally from the leaf axils, rather than apically.

Found in the Andean province of Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, from 2,000-2,500 m elevation (CVPE).

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Printed References:

C.H. Dodson (1988) "A list of the orchid species reported for Ecuador," in: Orquídeas de la costa del Ecuador, pp.115-129.

Leslie A. Garay (Dec. 1978) Flora of Ecuador: Orchidaceae, in: Opera Botanica, Stockholm: NFR, 305p. [50 Elleanthus sp.: 57-110; 24 Sobralia sp. on pp. 110-134: Sob. atropubescens, biflora, candida, ciliata, corazoi, crocea, d'orbignyana, fenzliana, fimbriata, gloriosa, kermesina, klotzscheana, lancea, lepida, macrophylla, pardalina, persimilis, powellii, pulcherrina, rigidissima, rosea, setigera, sobralioides, valida]

Bernt Løjtnant (1977) "Neottioideae from Ecuador," in: Bot. Notiser 130 [Sob. candida, melanothrix, rigidissima]


Online References:

International Plant Names Index (IPNI)

Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador (CVPE)


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