Cattleya guttata subvar. immaculata

not yet in bloom

Cattleya guttata, subvar. immaculata  
taxonomy        described by Lindley, John
  published in    Edwards's Botanical Register  17 : t . 1406    1832
subvar. immaculata   described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  The Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette   n.s. , 26 : 326    1886 
  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 origin forests, overhanging waterways, in Brazil (Paranà, Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais,  Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Bahia)
  altitude 160 - 600 m  (528 - 1980 ft)                
  habitat climate informations from Aracatuba (São Paulo, 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 400 m / 1320 ft) :
    Cattleya guttata immacolata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Aracatuba this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 24 m' to 10 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness    sunny to full sun
inflorescence    length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days  
CITES appendix II


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