Cattleya guttata

 Cattleya guttata

Cattleya guttata                                                                                                                                                               photo  C. Solimbergo 

Cattleya guttata f munda

Cattleya guttata, var. munda                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Lindley, John
  published in      Edwards's Botanical Register  17 : t . 1406    1832
  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, overhanging waterways, in Brazil (Paranà, Jacarehy, Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Mts. Organ


Mts. Tropica, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia)

  altitude  160 - 600 m (528 - 1980 ft)           
  habitat habitat climate informations from Pirapora (Minas Gerais, 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 200 m / 660 ft) :
    Cattleya guttata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Pirapora this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 09 m' to 10 h 51 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness   sunny to full sun
inflorescence     length 10 cm  (4"), apical
  nr flowers 2 - 4, fragrants
  size single flower  8 L 7 cm ( 3.2" L 2.8")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days     
CITES appendix II

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