Sophronitis harpophylla

Sophronitis harpophylla

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

Sophronitis harpophylla is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.


Plant blooms the winter to spring with several 7.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in Brazil at elevations of 500 to 900 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. Plant can also be mounted.


Common Name: Sickle-leaf Sophronitis


  1. Bletia harpophylla [Rchb.f] Rchb.f 1888
  2. Cattleya brevicaulis (H.G.Jones) Van den Berg 2008
  3. Dungsia brevicaulis (H.G.Jones) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  4. Dungsia harpophylla (Rchb.f.) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  5. Hoffmannseggella brevicaulis H.G.Jones 1972
  6. Hoffmannseggella harpophylla [Rchb.f] Jones 1970
  7. Laelia brevicaulis (H.G.Jones) Withner 1990
  8. Laelia cowanii Rolfe 1900
  9. Laelia geraensis Barb. Rodr. 1876
  10. Laelia harpophylla var. xanthina Pabst 1978
  11. Laelia harpophylla f. xanthina (Pabst) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007
  12. Sophronitis brevicaulis (H.G.Jones) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2000
  13. Laelia harpophylla Rchb.f 1873

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