Sophronitis bradei is an orchid species identified by (Pabst) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase in 2000. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya bradei.
ORIGIN: Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, cool growing, rupicolous lithophyte in cracks and crevasses of rock outcropings with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptic, fleshy leaves with incurved margins that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, 2 1/4 [6 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: [3/4 inch [2 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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