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Sophronitis tenebrosa

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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. tenebrosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Sophronitis tenebrosa
(Rolfe) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000


Sophronitis tenebrosa is a plant in the genus Sophronitis.

Description

Plant bloom from spring to summer with three to four flowers. Flowers are 16.25 cm and fragrant.

Distribution

Plant is found growing in the forest of Brazil at elevations of 700 to 900 meters

Culture

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

Naming

Common Name: Dark Laelia

Synonyms

  1. Hadrolaelia tenebrosa ( Rolfe ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002
  2. *Laelia grandis Lindley & Paxton var tenebrosa Gower 1891
  3. Laelia tenebrosa [Rolfe]Rolfe 1893
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