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Sophronitis lobata

Sophronitis lobata

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


Sophronitis lobata is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with two to five 12.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on rocks in Brazil.

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

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Sophronitis lobata alba 'Jeni' Sophronitis lobata var. alba 'Jeni' Sepals and petals are white, lip is white

NamingEdit

Common Name: Lobed Sophronitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Bletia boothiana [Rchb.f] Rchb.f 1862; Bletia lobata [Lindley] Rchb.f 1861
  2. Brasilaelia lobata (Lindl.) Gutfreund 2006
  3. *Cattleya lobata Lindl. 1848
  4. Hadrolaelia lobata ( Lindl. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  5. Laelia boothiana Rchb. f. 1853
  6. Laelia grandis var purpurea Rchb.f 1854
  7. Laelia riveri Carr. 1874; Laelia virens Hort. [non-Lindley] 1858

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