Sophronitis mantiqueirae (Fowlie) Fowlie 1972 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name The Mantiqueira Sophronitis [A mountain range in Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais]

Flower Size 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm]

Found in southeastern and southern Brazil on moss or lichen covered saplings in creek gulches and on ridge crests at elevations of 1200 to 1890 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with short to 1" [2.5 cm] long, fat, ellipsoid, fusiform to ovoid to subglobose pseudobulbs and carrying thick, rigid, leathery, narrowly ovate, oblong to oval and curved, reddish tinted on reverse, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a short, termninal, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cattleya mantiqueirae (Fowlie) Van den Berg 2008; Hadrolaelia mantiqueirae (Fowlie) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002; *Sophronitis coccinea subsp. mantiqueirae Fowlie 1968; Sophronitis coccinea var parviflora hort;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *(Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 5 1972 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 2 1978 as S matiquerirae var parviflora photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 2 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest 51 Vol 1 1987 photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 3 Withner 1990 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 7 2003 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Cattleya mantiqueirae photo fide

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