Sophronitis wittigiana

Sophronitis wittigiana

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

Sophronitis wittigiana is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.


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


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


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.


Common Name: Wittig's Sophronitis


  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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