Sophronitis bicolor is an orchid species identified by F.E.L.Miranda in 1991. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya dichroma.
ORIGIN: Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in windy cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1525 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, suberect, elliptic, acute, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and again occasionally in the fall on a newly arising pseudobulb with a terminal, erect, to 4.4 [11 cm] long including the pedicel and ovary, single flowered inflorescence that is just longer than the leaf.
FLOWER SIZE: 2.4 inches [6 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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