Sophronitis flavasulina (F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2004 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part sunCoolFall

Common Name The Yellowest Sophronitis

Flower Size 2 1/4" [5.6 cm]

Found in northern Minas Gerais Brazil on quartzite rock at elevations of 900 to 1440 meters as a 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

Within my framework this species would fit best within Laelia but till now it has not been described as such.

Synonyms Cattleya flavasulina (F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella flavasulina F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo;