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Sophronitis pygmaea

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


Sophronitis pygmaea is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

Description[]

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

Distribution[]

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

Culture[]

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.

Naming[]

Common Name: The Pygmy Sophronitis

Synonyms[]

  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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