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Sophronitis alaorii

Sophronitis alaorii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Sophronitis
Species: S. alaorii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Sophronitis alaorii
(Brieger & Bicalho) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000


Sophronitis alaorii is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom at any time of the year with a single 4.35 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Brazil

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. Plant is a cool to cold growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Laelia alaorii 'Delicate Glow' Laelia alaorii 'Delicate Glow' Sepals and petals are white, lip is pink
Laelia alaorii suavissima Laelia alaorii var suavissima Sepals and petals are white, lip is light purple
Laelia alaorii escura Laelia alaorii var. escura Sepals and petals are pink, lip is pink

NamingEdit

Common Name: Alaori's Sophronitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Hadrolaelia alaorii ( Brieger & Bicalho ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  2. Laelia alaorii f. dietliana O.Gruss 1996
  3. Laelia alaorii Brieger & Bicalho 1976

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