Sophronitis neomirandae Baptista 2005 Photo by Sylvio Pereira and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part sun CoolWinter

Common Name The New Miranda Sophronitis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with aggregate, cylindric, 3 internoded pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, deciduous sheaths in youth and carrying a single, straight, coriaceous, smooth, dark green above, violet beneath, elliptic-elongate leaf that blooms in the winter on an apical, to 22.4" [to 56 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence arising through a linear spathe and carrying successively opening flowers

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

Synonyms Cattleya mirandae (K.G.Lacerda & V.P.Castro) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella mirandae K.G.Lacerda & V.P.Castro 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 158 Castro 2006 as Hoffmannseggella mirandae drawing fide/photo ok