Sophronitis flavasulina is an orchid species identified by (F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda) 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 flavasulina.
ORIGIN: Found in northern Minas Gerais Brazil on quartzite rock at elevations of 900 to 1440 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool growing lithophyte with 4 to 6 internoded, cylindrical, slightly compressed, abruptly thickened basally pseudobulbs enveloped by dry sheaths and carrying linear-lanceolate, slightly leathery, transversly rugose leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 26 [65 cm] long, shortly successive to 12 flowered inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/4 inches [5.6 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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