Cattleya acklandiae


Cattleya  acklandiae                                                           photo Z
taxonomy        described by Planchon, Jules Emile
  published in      Flores des Senes et des Jardin de l' Europe  7 : 83    august 1851
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Cattleya   Lindley 1821, bifoliate
  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 in dry areas, close to the Atlantic coast, with strong morning dew, in Brazil (Bahia, Espiritu Santo)  
  altitude 100 - 400 m (330 - 1300 ft)           
  habitat habitat climate informations from Salvador (Bahia, Brazil)
    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 250 m / 825 ft) :
    Cattleya acklandiae a gr uk
  photoperiod in Salvador this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 50 m' to 11 h 10 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     sunny
inflorescence    length 7 cm (2.8"), apical
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower 8 L 8 cm (3.2" L 3.2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days  
CITES appendix II

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