Cattleya bicolor subsp. brasiliensis

Cattleya bicolor

Cattleya bicolor                                                                                                                                                                     foto C. Solimbergo

 Cattleya bicolor

Cattleya bicolor, subsp. brasiliensis                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Lindley, John
  published in       Edwards's Botanical Register  22 : sub. t . 1919    1836
subsp. brasiliensis      described by Fowlie 1936
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae


  genus Cattleya  Lindley 1821, bifoliate
  chromosomes  2n = 40 
  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 forest, next to the rivers' water in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Mt. Organ São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Goias)
  altitude (60) 600 - 1200 m ((198) 1980 - 3960 ft)         
  habitat habitat climate informations from Catalão (Goiás, Brazil)
    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 850 m / 2800 ft) :
    Cattleya bicolor a gr uk
  photoperiod in Catalão this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 12 m' to 10 h 48 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence   length 13 - 20 cm (5.2" - 8"), apical
  nr flowers 2 - 4, fragrants
  size single flower  10 L 10 cm (4" L 4")
  duration inflorescence30 days

to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days

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