Catasetum barbatum


Catasetum barbatum                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy      described by (Lindley) Lindley, John
  published in      Edwards's Botanical Register  30 : misc. 28 . n . 36    1844
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Catasetinae
  genus Catasetum  Kunth 1822
  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 evergreen rain forests, along watercourses of Caribbean, Messico, Guyana (Moruka River, Baramanni, 
    Waini River), Venezuela (Amazonas, Apure, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro, Monagas), Colombia, 
    Brazil (Goiàs, Chapada das Veadeiros, Mato Grosso, junction Rio Tapajoas and Rio Amazonas, Parà,
    Minas Gerais, Amazonas, Cearà, Pernambuco), Peru, Bolivia (Santa Cruz)
  altitude 0 - 300 m (0 - 990 ft)          
  habitat habitat climate informations from Sao Felix do Xingu (Parà, Brazil)
    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 495 ft) :
    Catasetum barbatum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Sao Felix this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence   length 30 - 48 cm (12" - 19.2"), basal
  nr flowers 9 - 18, fragrant
  size single flower  6.5 L 3 cm  (2.6" L 1.2") - inflorescence  20 L 11 cm  (8" L 4.4")
  duration inflorescence15 cm
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 - 60 days
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