Brassia maculata


Brassia maculata                                                                 photo  Z
taxonomy       described by Brown, Robert 
  published in       Hortus Kewensis  5 : 215    november 1813
    Catalogue of the Plantes Cultivated in the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew, London (2nd. ed.) 
  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 clearings in humid forests of Carabbian (Jamaica, Syon Gardens), Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero,
    Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Ocosingo), Belize (Cayo, Stann Creek, Toledo),
    Guatemala (Petèn, Santa Rosa), Honduras (Comayagua, San Luis), El Salvador (Ahuachapàn),
    Nicaragua (Nueva Segovia)
  altitude 0 - 1666 m (0 - 5500 ft)                
  habitat  climate informations from Belmopan (Cayo, Belize)
    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Brassia maculata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Belmopan this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 08 m' to 10 h 52 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence   length  32 - 34 cm  (12.8" - 13.6"), basal
  nr flowers 8 - 11, fragrant
  size single flower  10 L 4 cm  (4" L 1.6")
  duration inflorescence length, ≈ 30 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days 
CITES appendix II


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