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Sophronitis caulescens

Sophronitis caulescens

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


Sophronitis caulescens is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom from spring to summer in the northern hemisphere and summer to fall in the southern hemisphere with two to five 3.75 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in exposed rocky cliffs with grasses in Minas Gerais, Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters. Plants are usually found growing in groups.

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Name:The Caulescent Sophronitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Hoffmannseggella caulescens (Lindl.) H.G. Jones 1970
  2. Laelia caulescens Lindl.1841

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