Epidendrum sophronitis

Epidendrum sophronitis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Epidendrum
Species: Epi. sophronitis
Binomial name
Epidendrum sophronitis
Linden & Rchb. f. 1867

Epidendrum sophronitis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Epidendrum.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with one to four 4 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing on tree trunks in the wet montane forest of Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 3500 meters


Plants grow in cool to warm conditions and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Plant prefers drying periods between watering and bright light.


Common Names: The Modest Epidendrum


  1. Hormidium sophronitis Benth. & Hook. f. 1899
  2. Kalopternix sophronitis (Linden & Rchb. f.) Garay & Dunst. 1976

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