Sobralia tricolor

Dressler 2005

Native to Panama

Edited 25 April 2007
© Nina Rach

Sobralia tricolor photo from Andres Maduro

"Collected" Sept. 12, 2002 by A.Maduro & E. Olmos 297 in El Valle de Antón, alt. 800-1000 m, Coclé, Panama. Type collection flowered in cultivation at Maduro's Finca Drácula. Holotype at MO herbarium; isotype at PMA.

Notes from Bill Goldner: "Although this plant has been in cultivation at Maduro's for more than 15 years, it is now recognized by Dr. Dressler as a new species. We brought it to his attention after blooming several plants from among a population of another species that was virtually identical, vegetatively! Mid-size plant reaches three feet tall. A most unusual Sobralia with a green flower with a fringed yellow lip with red throat. Grow intermediate, with moderately bright-bright light, evenly moist."



Photo at left from Andres Maduro.

Plants available from:

Woodstream Orchids, Maryland.

Tropical Orchid Farm, Maui.

Printed References:

Robert L. Dressler (Dec. 2005) "," in: Orchids, 74(12): 941 (fig. 6).

Robert L. Dressler 1993. Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 374p.

Online References:

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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