Brassia arcuigera


Brassia arcuigera                                                                                            photo  Z
taxonomy       described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav 
  published in       The Gardners' s Chronicle  &  Agricultural Gazette  388    10 april 1869
   Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe  Cymbidieae
  Subtribe  Oncidiinae
  Genus Brassia  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 origins rain forests in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Alajuela, Upala, Guanacaste, Tilaràn),
    Panama (Coclè, Panamà, Chepo, Santa Fe), Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador (Azuay, Guaranda,
    Piñas, Cañar,  Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Morona-Santiago, Napo,
    Pastaza, Pichincha), Peru
  altitude 0 - 1200 m (0 - 3960 ft)               
  habitat  climate informations from Esmeraldas (Esmeraldas, Ecuador)
    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 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Brassia arcuigera a gr uk
  photoperiod in Esmeraldas this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 02 m' to 11 h 58 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence   length 24 - 32 cm  (9.6" - 12.8"), basal
  nr flowers  6 - 9, fragrant
  size single flower  18 L 14 cm  ( 7.2" L 5.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 18 - 20 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 - 30 days
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