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

Flower Photo by Ron Parsons and his Flower Shots website

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