Sophronitis praestans

Sophronitis praestans

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

Sophronitis praestans is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.


Plant bloom in the summer with a single flower.


Plant is found growing in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 700 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.


Sophronitis praestans alba Sophronitis praestans var alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white


Common Name:The Outstanding Sophronitis


  1. Bletia praestans (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862
  2. Cattleya praestans (Rchb.f.) Van den Berg 2008
  3. Hadrolaelia praestans (Rchb.f.) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  4. Laelia pumila subsp. praestans (Rchb.f.) Bicalho 1976
  5. Laelia pumila var. praestans (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1887
  6. Laelia praestans Rchb. f. 1857

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