Cattleya jenmanii


Cattleya jenmanii 2

Cattleya jenmanii                                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in      Buletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew  85    1906
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus 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 along the rivers in Guyana, Brasil (Roraima), Venezuela Bolivar)
  altitude 300 - 600 m  (990 - 1980)         
  habitat habitat climate informations from Boa Vista (Roraima, 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 450 m / 1485 ft) :
    Cattleya jenmanii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Boa Vista this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 11 m' to 11 h 49 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence   length 5 cm  (2"), apical
  nr flowers 2 - 3, fragrants
  size single flower  10 L 10 cm  (4" L 4")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days
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