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Sophronitis grandis

Sophronitis grandis

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


Sophronitis grandis is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom from spring to summer with two to five 12.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Southeastern Bahia to Northern Espírito Santo, states of Brazil

CultureEdit

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

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Sophronitis grandis 1 Sophronitis grandis variant Sepals and petals are brown, lip is light pink

NamingEdit

Common Name: The grand Sophronitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Laelia grandis Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1
  2. Bletia grandis Rchb.f 1861
  3. Brasilaelia grandis (Lindl. & Paxton) Gutfreund 2006
  4. Hadrolaelia grandis ( Lindl. & Paxton ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002

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