Cattleya intermedia var. aquinii

Cattleya intermedia var aquinii .2

Cattleya intermedia var aquinii                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Graham, Robert
  published in      Botanical Magazine  55 : t . 2851    1828
var. aquinii described by      Barbosa Rodriguez, João
    aberrant form of the speciecaused by a dominant geneentremets also to subsequent generations 
  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 on the Atlantic coaston rocks or small trees in Brazil (Paranà, Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, 
    Rio de Janeiro, Cabo Frio, Arraial do Cabo, São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Maranhao, Barreirinhas,  
    Morro de Ladeira), Uruguay, Paraguay
  altitude 0 - 300 m ( 0 - 990 ft)                   
  habitat  climate informations from Passo Nono (Rio Grande do Sul, 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 150 m (500 ft)) :
    Cattleya intermedia a gr uk
  photoperiod in Passo Nono this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 58 m' to 10 h 02 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness   sunny to full sun
inflorescence   length 18 - 20 cm  (7.2" - 8"), apical
  nr fiori  3 - 4, fragrants
  size single flower  12 L 10 cm  (4.8" L 4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 25 - 30 days   
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