Sophronitis pygmaea

Sophronitis pygmaea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Sophronitis
Species: S. pygmaea
Binomial name
Sophronitis pygmaea
( Pabst ) Withner 1993

Sophronitis pygmaea is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.


Plant bloom in the spring with a single 2 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in the Espiritu Santo State of Brazil at elevations of 915 to 1067 meters


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


Common Name: The Pygmy Sophronitis


  1. Hadrolaelia pygmaea ( Pabst ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  2. Sophronitis coccinea subsp. pygmaea Pabst 1976
  3. Sophronitis mantiqueirae var. pygmaea (Pabst) Fowlie 1987

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