Sophronitis mantiqueirae

Sophronitis mantiqueirae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Sophronitis
Species: S. mantiqueirae
Binomial name
Sophronitis mantiqueirae
(Fowlie) Fowlie 1972

Sophronitis mantiqueirae is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.


Plant bloom from spring to early summer with a single 1.27 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in forest of Southeastern Brazil at elevations of 700 to 914 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: Sophronitis of the Sierra da Mantiqueira


  1. Sophronitis coccinea subsp. mantiqueirae Fowlie, 1968.
  2. Hadrolaelia mantiqueirae (Fowlie) Chiron & V.P.Castro, 2002.

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