Sophronitis coccinea

Sophronitis coccinea

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

Sophronitis coccinea is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.


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


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


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.


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


Common Name: The Scarlet Sophronitis


  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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