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Sophronitis purpurata

Sophronitis purpurata

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


Sophronitis purpurata is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom from spring to fall with three to seven 20 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the canopy of tall trees near coastal areas of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo States of Brazil.

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to moderate sun light. Plant is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Sophronitis purpurata alba Sophronitis purpurata f. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white
Sophronitis purpurata atropurpurea Sophronitis purpurata f. atropurpurea dark red lip with small magenta patch at the end, white sepals and pedals
Sophronitis purpurata carnea Sophronitis purpurata f. carnea Sepals and petals are white, lip is pink
Sophronitis purpurata flamea Sophronitis purpurata f. flamea Sepals are white and petals are magenta, lip is magenta
Sophronitis purpurata mandaniana Sophronitis purpurata f. mandaniana Sepals and petals are white, lip is light pink
Sophronitis purpurata oculata Sophronitis purpurata f. oculata purple patches on lip, white sepals and pedals
Sophronitis purpurata rubra Sophronitis purpurata f. rubra magenta lip, pink sepals and pedals
Sophronitis purpurata russeliana Sophronitis purpurata f. russeliana light pink lip, white sepals and pedals
Sophronitis purpurata striata Sophronitis purpurata f. striata magenta lip, pink vein pattern sepals and pedals
Sophronitis purpurata venosa Sophronitis purpurata f. venosa petals have purple veins and sepals are white, lip is purple with veiny edges
Sophronitis purpurata vinicolor Sophronitis purpurata f. vinicolor dark red lip with small white patch at the end, white sepals and pedals
Sophronitis purpurata werkhaeuserii Sophronitis purpurata f. werkhaeuserii light bluish lip, white sepals and pedals
Sophronitis purpurata 1 Sophronitis purpurata variety yellow center lip with pink veins, white sepals and pedals
Sophronitis purpurata 2 Sophronitis purpurata variety veiny purple lip, white sepals and pedals

NamingEdit

Common Name: Purple-stained Sophronitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Amalia purpurea Heynh. 1846
  2. Bletia casperiana Rchb. f. 1862
  3. Bletia purpurata Rchb.f 1861
  4. Brasilaelia purpurata (Lindl. & Paxton) Campacci 2006
  5. Cattleya brysiana Lemaire 1852; Cattleya casperiana Rchb.f
  6. Cattleya purpurata Beer 1854
  7. Hadrolaelia purpurata ( Lindl. & Paxton ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  8. Laelia casperiana Rchb.f 1859
  9. Laelia russelliana B.S.Williams 1885
  10. Laelia wyattiana Rchb.f 1883
  11. Laelia purpurata Lindley 1852-3

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