Cattleya gaskelliana

Cattleya gaskelliana

Cattleya gaskelliana                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      The Gardners's Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  19 : 243    1883
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae

Cattleya  Lindley  1821, monofoliate

  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 Colombia and Venezuela
  altitude 600 - 1600 m  (1980 - 5280 ft)           
  habitat climate informations from Cali (Valle del Cauca, Colombia)
    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 gaskelliana a gr uk
  photoperiod in Cali this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 13 m' to 11 h 47 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence   length 10 - 12 cm  (4" - 4.8"), apical
  nr flowers 1 - 2, fragrants
  size single flower  10 L 10 cm  (4" L 4")
  duration inflorescence20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 90 days    
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