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Sophronitis wittigiana

Sophronitis wittigiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Sophronitis
Species: S. wittigiana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Sophronitis wittigiana
Barb. Rodr. 1878


Sophronitis wittigiana is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom in the winter with a single 6.5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Espiritu Santo State, Brazil at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Name: Wittig's Sophronitis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Hadrolaelia wittigiana ( Barb.Rodr. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  2. Sophronitis grandiflora var rosea Hort 1884
  3. Sophronitis purpurea Rchb.f 1878
  4. Sophronitis rosea Gostling 1884; Sophronitis rosea var wittigiana Barb Rodr.
  5. Sophronitis violacea O'Brien 1886

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