Cattleya percivaliana

not yet in bloom

Cattleya percivaliana    
taxonomy       described by (Reichenbach f.) O' Brien, James
  published in      The Gardner's Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  20 : 404    1883
  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, next watercourses, endemic in Venezuela (Carabobo, Merìda, Miranda, Yaracuy),  
    Colombia (Cauca)
  altitude 1300 - 2000 m  (4290 - 6600 ft)        
  habitat climate informations from Popayan (Cauca, Colombia)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1650 m / 5445 ft) :
    Cattleya percivaliana a gr uk
  photoperiod in Popayan this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 09 m' to 11 h 51 m'
  life form litophyte
  brigthness   full sun
inflorescence   length  
  nr fiori  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days     
CITES appendix II

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