Cattleya forbesii

 Cattleya forbesi 2

Cattleya forbesii                                                                                                                                                                photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Lindley, John
  published in       Collectanea Botanica  sub t . 37    1821
  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 on rocks or bushes, in swampy areas and forests riverbanks in Brazil, (Rio de Janeiro, Lagoa,
    Botagogo Bay, Biosin, São Paulo, Juquià, Paranà, Santa Catarina)
  altitudine  0 - 200 m  (0 - 660 ft)                  
  habitat climate informations from Indaial (Santa Catarina, Brazil)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 100 m / 330 ft) :
    Cattleya forbesii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Indaialthis orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 46 m' to 10 h 14 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness   sunny
inflorescence   length 7 cm  (2.8"), apical 
  nr flowers 2 - 4, fragrant
  size single flower  8 L 7 cm  (3.2" L 2.8")
  duration inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days  
CITES appendix II



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