Sophronitis bicolor F.E.L.Miranda 1991 Photo by Eric Kataoka and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

Flower Photo by Ron Parsons

Part shadeWarm to Cool Spring AGAIN Fall

Common Name The 2 Colored Sophronitis

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in windy cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1525 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, suberect, elliptic, acute, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and again occassionally in the fall on a newly arising pseduobulb with a terminal, erect, to 4.4" [11 cm] long including the pedicel and ovary, single flowered inflorescence that is just longer than the leaf

Synonyms Cattleya dichroma Van den Berg 2008; Hadrolaelia bicolor (F.E.L.Miranda) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Hadrolaelia bicolor drawing/photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Cattleya dichroma photo fide