Brassavola venosa

Brassavola venosa 

Brassavola venosa                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Lindley, John
  published in       Edwards' s Botanical Register  26 :. 39    1840
  Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily    Epidendroideae
  Tribe Epidendreae
  Subtribe Laeliinae
  Genus Brassavola  R. Brown 1813
  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

forests in Mexico (Champeche, Calkint, Champotòn, Palizada, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Cozumel),  Belize,

    Guatemala (Petèn), Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
  altitude 0 - 500 m (0 - 1650 ft)    
  habitat climate informations from Cozumel (Quintana Roo, Mexico)
    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 250 m / 825 ft) :
    Brassavola venosa a gr uk

in Cozumel this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 21 m' to 10 h 39 m'

  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness   sunny
inflorescence   length 4 cm (1.6"), basal
  nr flowers 1 - 2, fragrants
  size single flower  7 L 7 cm  (2.8" L 2.8")
  duration single flower, about  20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II

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