Cattleya elongata

not yet in bloom

Cattleya elongata   
taxonomy        described by Barbosa Rodriguez, João
  published in       Genera et Species Orchidearum Novarum  1 : 72    1877
  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 forests of Brazil (Bahia, at the Rio S. Francisco, Palmeiras, Mucugê, Serra do Sincorà, Piatã,
    Morro do Pai Inàcio, Rio Mucugezinho, Abaira, Serra de Santana, Rio de Contas, Lençòis)
  altitude 650 - 1400 m (2145 - 4620 ft)            
  habitat habitat climate informations from Itacarè (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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Cattleya elongata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Itacarè this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 57 m' to 11 h 03 m'
  life form litophyte
  brightness   sunny to full sun
inflorescence    length  
  nr flowers   
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days   
CITES appendix II

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