Cattleya granulosa


Cattleya granulosa                                                       photo  Z
taxonomy        described by Lindley, John
  published in       Edwards's Botanical Register  28 : t . 1     1842
  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 close to the Atlantic coast, in swampy hot umid forests in Brazil (Pernambuco, Paraiba, Cear, 
    perhaps even in Piauì, Rio Grande du Norte, Bahia)
  altitude  600 - 900 m  (1980 - 2970 ft)         
  habitat climate informations from Fortaleza (Cearà, Brasile)
    Köppen climate classification : As, humid tropical climate, without a winter season, steppe climate, semiarid
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 750 m / 2500 ft) :
    Cattleya granulosa a gr uk
  photoperiod in Fortaleza this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 14 m' to 11 h 46 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence      length 6 cm  (2.4"), apical
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size a flower  13 L 11 cm  (5.2" L 4.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 - 25 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 70 days  
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