Native to Colombia
Edited 28 November 2007
© Nina Rach
Originally published in 1873; named in honor of Benedikt Roezl (1823-85), a Czech traveller, gardener and botanist.
This sobralia species grows in warm to intermediate conditions and has large, fragrant flowers.
Photo at left from Juan Carlos Uribe, Orquideas del Valle, Cali, Colombia
Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach 1873. Xenia Orchid. ii. 178.
ING: Index Nominum Genericorum,
URL: http://ravenel.si.edu/botany/ing/ingForm.cfm from the U.S. National Herbarium, Dept. of Systematic Biology - Botany, Smithsonian Institution
International Plant Names Index [IPNI],