Sophronitis dayana

Sophronitis dayana

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

Sophronitis dayana is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with one to two 4.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the forest of the Organ Mountains in Brazil at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters


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 and reduce watering in the winter. Plant can also be mounted.


Common Name: Day's Sophronitis


  1. Laelia dayana Rchb. f. 1876
  2. Hadrolaelia dayana ( Rchb.f. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  3. Laelia pumila subsp. dayana (Rchb.f.) Bicalho 1976
  4. Laelia pumila var dayana Burb. ex Dean 1877

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