Taxonomic study of the Sobralia dorbignyana complex (Orchidaceae)

Przemysław Baranow , Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko


A close study of Sobralia dorbignyana Rchb. f. revealed that flowers of this species are red, not white as stated in the literature on the subject. We discovered that S. semperflorens Kraenzl., which is commonly treated as a synonym of S. dorbinyana, deserves the status of separate species. We also give a detailed description of S. sobralioides whose representatives are often misidentified as S. dorbignyana. The yellow‐flowered specimens occurring in Ecuador and Peru are described anew as S. flava s. nov. The new species differs from other taxa of this species complex by its larger and differently colored flowers, distinct labellum structure, narrower leaves, etc. Apart from detailed characteristics of all mentioned species, we present detailed drawings of their flowers and information concerning their distribution and ecology (Fig. 1–5). A determination key is also provided.
Author Przemysław Baranow (FB / DPTNC)
Przemysław Baranow,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko (FB / DPTNC)
Dariusz Lucjan Szlachetko,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
Journal seriesNordic Journal of Botany, ISSN 0107-055X, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishtaxonomy, Sobralia, new species
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.846 (2) - 2017=0.808 (5)
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