Isabelia violacea

Isabelia violacea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Isabelia
Species: I. violacea
Binomial name
Isabelia violacea
(Lindl.) C.Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2001

Isabelia violacea is an species in the genus Isabelia.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with up to two 2 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Eastern Brazil


Plants are grown in cool to warm conditions with shade to moderate light. They are usually grown mounted on cork or bark with sphagnum moss. Plants should be watered regularly. Keep the mix moist but not wet. The plant can also take dryouts between waterings. Keep the plant in an area with good air circulation.


Common Names:The Violet Isabelia


  1. Cattleya violacea [Lindley]Beer 1854
  2. Sophronia violacea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Sophronitis violacea Lindl. 1840

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