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Orchid Species: Sophronitis gracilis

Kew currently accepted name is Cattleya blumenscheinii

Sophronitis gracilis 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 blumenscheinii.
Genus
Grex
gracilis
Parents
Species
Author
(Pabst) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Year
2000
ORIGIN: Found in the state of Minas Gerais in the Serra do Cipo mountains.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool growing lithophyte under stunted bushes. The plant generally has a deep reddish purple cast with fairly bright light with a cool environment, blooming in Brazil in the late winter and early spring on a short, arcuate inflorescence with several flowers held above the leaves. Pot with a coarse mixture and water while growing and give a drier winter.

-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cattleya C blumenscheinii 2008 (Pabst) Van den Berg
Add+ Cattleya C blumenscheimii
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof cardimii 2002 (Pabst & A.F.Mello) V.P.Castro & Chiron
Add+ Laelia L cardimii 1978 Pabst & A.F.Mello
Add+ Laelia L gracilis 1979 Pabst
Add+ Sophronitis S cardimii 2005 (Pabst & A.F.Mello) Campacci
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof blumenscheinii 2002 (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof gracilis 2002 (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron
Add+ Laelia L blumenscheinii 1975 Pabst
Add+ Sophronitis S blumenscheinii 2000 (Pabst) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Cattleya C gracilis 2008 (Pabst) Van den Berg
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