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Sophronitis crispa

Sophronitis crispa

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


Sophronitis crispa is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms mostly in the summer with four to nine fragrant flowers that are up to 12.5 cm wide.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on tall trees or massive rock clumps in Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters

CultureEdit

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

VarientsEdit

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Laelia crispa carnea Sophronitis crispa var. carnea Sepals and Petals are white, lip is pink

NamingEdit

Common Name: Crisped Sophronitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Laelia crispa [Lindl.] Rchb. f. 1853-4
  2. Bletia crispa [Lindley]Rchb.f 1861
  3. *Cattleya crispa Lindley 1828
  4. Cattleya reflexa Parm. ex Walp. 1861
  5. Hadrolaelia crispa ( Lindl. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002

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