Catasetum integerrimum

 Catasetum integerrimum

Catasetum  integerrimum                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Hooker, William Jackson
  published in      Botanical Magazine  67 : t . 3823    september 1840
  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 origins humid forests in Mexico (Champeche, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querètaro, Ocosingo, Tabasco,
    Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Belize (Cayo, Toledo, Corozal, Stann Creek), 
    Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Izabal, Petèn, Sacatepequez), Honduras (Tatumbla, F. Morazàn), 
    Nicaragua (Chontales, Managua), Costa Rica
  altitude 5 - 1600 m (16 - 5280 ft)            
  habitat habitat climate informations from Consejo (Cayo, Belize)
    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 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Catasetum integerrimum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Consejo 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    sunny
inflorescence   length 35 - 40 cm  (14" - 16"), basal
  nr flowers 4 - 6, fragrant
  size single flower  6 L 4 cm  (2.4" L 1.6")
  duration inflorescence30 - 40 days

to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 45 days

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