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Sophronitis jongheana

Sophronitis jongheana

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


Sophronitis jongheana is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom from winter to spring with one to two 16 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in central Minas Gerais, Brazil at elevations of 1300 to 1600

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with moderate to bright light. Plant is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant should be watered more during growing season. Plant can also be mounted on tree fern fibers.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Sophronitis jongheana 'Pink Blush' Sophronitis jongheana 'Pink Blush' Sepals and petals are light pink, lip is white with yellow
Sophronitis jongheana1 Laelia jongheana 'Pink Wonder' Sepals and petals are light pink, lip is short with a pink spot

NamingEdit

Common Name:The Jonghe Sophornitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Bletia jongheana Rchb.f 1872
  2. Hadrolaelia jongheana ( Rchb.f. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  3. Laelia jongheana Rchb. f. 1872

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