Bollea lawrenciana

 Bollea lawrenceana

Bollea lawrenciana                                                                                                                                                          photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy          desribed by      Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  Gardnerss Chronicle, new series 266    1878
  Family Orchidaceae             
  Subfamily Epidendroideae
  Tribe Cymbidieae
  Subtribe Zygopetalinae
  Genus Bollea  Reichenbach f. 1852    
  metabolism C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins Ecuador and Colombia
  altitude ≈ 1500 m (4950 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Medellin (Antioquia, Colombia)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1500 m / 4950 ft) :
    Bollea lawrenciana a gr uk
  photoperiod in Medellin this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness low 
inflorescence length 20 cm  (8")  basal
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower 5 L 6 cm (2" L 2.4") 
  duration single flower ~ 20 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 30 days
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