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Sophronitis coccinea

Sophronitis coccinea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Sophronitis
Species: S. coccinea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Sophronitis coccinea
(Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1862


Sophronitis coccinea is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to spring with a single 7 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the forest from Rio de Janiero to Rio do Sul States of Brazil at elevations of 650 to 1670 meters

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with moderate lighting. Plant is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week and reduce watering in the winter. Plant can also be mounted.

VarientsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Sophronitis coccinea aurea Sophronitis coccinea var. aurea Sepals and Petals are yellow, lip is yellow

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Scarlet Sophronitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Cattleya coccinea Lindley 1836
  2. Cattleya grandiflora [Lindley]Beer 1854
  3. Eunannos coccinea [Lindley] Porto & Brade 1933
  4. Hadrolaelia coccinea ( Lindl. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  5. Sophronia coccinea Kuntze 1891
  6. Sophronia militaris Kuntze 1891
  7. Sophronitis coccinea f. rossiteriana [Barb. Rodr.] Pabst & Dungs. 1972
  8. Sophronitis grandiflora Lindley 1837
  9. Sophronitis lowii [Hort.]Curtis 1923
  10. Sophronitis militaris Rchb.f 1861
  11. Sophronitis rossiteriana Barb. Rodr. 1877

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