Sophronitis kautskyana (V.P.Castro & Chiron) Baptista 2005 Photo by Orquidario Oro Verde Website

Part sun WarmWinter

Common Name Kautsky's Sophronitis [Brazilian Orchid Collector current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in the shady forests of Espirito Santos, Brazil amongst grasses at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing, rupicolus orchid with obclaviform, elongate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, elliptic-elongate, straight leaves that blooms in the winter on an apical, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence with up to 6 flowers open at any one time

In my framework this species would best be placed within Laelia but until now it has not been named as such.

Synonyms Cattleya kautskyana (V.P.Castro & Chiron) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella kautskyana V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 156 Castro 2006 as Hoffmanseggella kautskyana drawing/photo hmm