Sophronitis pumila

Sophronitis pumila

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

Sophronitis pumila is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.


Plant bloom in the fall with up to two 11 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1300 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 pumila 'Imperatriz' Sophronitis pumila 'Imperatriz' Sepals and petals are pink and white, lip is a magenta
Sophronitis pumila 1 Sophronitis pumila variant Sepals and petals are white, lip is purple


Common Name: Dwarf Sophronitis


  1. Bletia pumila [Hooker]Rchb.f 1861
  2. Cattleya marginata Paxt. 1843
  3. Cattleya pinelii Lindley 1844
  4. Cattleya pinelii var marginata Beer 1854
  5. *Cattleya pumila Hooker 1838
  6. Hadrolaelia pumila ( Hook. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  7. Laelia praestans var noblis Lindley 1898
  8. Laelia pumila [Hooker]Rchb.f 1853-4

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