Catasetum macrocarpum

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Catasetum macrocarpum                                                                      photo Z
taxonomy       decribed by (Kunth) Richard, Louis Claude Marie
  published in       Synopsis Plantarum  1 : 331    14 december 1822
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subfamily Catasetinae
  genus Catasetum Kunt 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 Caribbean, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela (Amazonas, Apure, Bolivar, Guàrico,
    Miranda, Zulia), Colombia, Ecuador (Los Rios), Brazil (Rio Tocatintins, Bahia, Una, Bahia de San 
    Salvador), Argentina (Jujuy)
  altitude 0 - 1200 m (0 - 3960 ft)         
  habitat habitat climate informations from Pueto Ayacucho (Amazonas, Venezuela)
    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 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Catasetum macrocarpum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Pueto Ayacucho this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 22 m' to 11 h 38 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   sunny
inflorescence   length 20 cm (8"), basal 
  nr flowers 3, fragrants
  size single flower  4.5 L 3 cm  (1.8" L 1.2") - inflorescence L  cm
  duration  inflorescence20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
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