Sophronitis conceicionensis is an orchid species identified by (V.P.Castro & Campacci) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase in 2004. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya conceicionensis.
ORIGIN: Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with obclaviform, reddish pseudobulbs carrying 1 to rarely 2, apical, coriaceous, recurved, elliptic-elongate, dark purple below, acute, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 16 [40 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.
FLOWER SIZE: 2.4 inches [6 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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