Broughtonia sanguinea

Brougtonia sanguinea 

Broughtonia sanguinea                                                                                                                                                    photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by (Swartz) Brown, Robert 
  published in       Hortus Kewensis  5 : 117    1789
    Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, London 
  Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Epidendreae
  Subtribe Laeliinae
  Genus Broughtonia  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 Carabbian (Jamaica, Cuba)
  altitude 0 - 650 m  (0 - 2145 ft)                 
  habitat climate informations from Montego Bay ( Saint James, Jamaica)
    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 300 m / 990 ft) :
    Broughtonia sanguinea a gr uk
  photoperiod in Montego Bay this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 13 m' to 10 h 47 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence   length 40 - 70 cm  (16" - 28"), apical
  nr flowers 18 - 32
  size a flower  4 L 3.5 cm  (1.6" L 1.22")
  duration inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90-100 days  
CITES appendix II


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