Baptistonia echinata

Baptistonia echinata

Baptistonia  echinata                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy         described by Barbosa Rodriguez, João 
  published in        Genera et Species Orchidearum Novarum  1 : 95    1877
   Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Cymbidieae
  Subtribe Oncidiinae

Baptistonia  Barbosa Rodriguez  1877

  chromosomes  2n = 56 
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origin costal rainforests in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Rovidia)

50 - 800 m (165 - 2640 ft)       

  habitat climate informations from Aracatuba (São Paulo, Brazil)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 400 m / 1320 ft) :
    Baptistonia echinata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Aracatuba this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 24 m' to 10 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence     length 23 cm  (9.2 "), basal
  nr flowers     6 - 8
  size single flower  1.5 L 2.5 cm  (0.6" L 1") - inflorescence  12 L 8 cm  (4.8" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days
CITES appendix II


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