Sophronitella violacea is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Schltr. in 1925. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Isabelia violacea.
ORIGIN: A small creeping, hot to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte found in the heavily shaded, mountainous humid forests of eastern Brazil at moderate elevations.
DESCRIPTION: A small creeping, hot to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte found in the heavily shaded, mountainous humid forests of eastern Brazil at moderate elevations with densely clustered, robust, oblong-fusiform or narrowly ovoid, basally 1 or 2 noded pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, fleshy-coriaceous, linear, conduplicate, sharply acute, and minutely apiculate leaves that blooms on an erect, 2 [5 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, 1 or 4 flowered inflorescence that has acute, ovate bracts occurring in the late winter and spring in Brazil and late autumn through mid winter in cultivation.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [2.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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