Cattleya mendelii

Cattleya warscewiczii var mendeli 

Cattleya mendelii                                                                                                                                                             photo  C.Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Dombrain, Henry Honywood
  published in      Floral Magazine, London  n.s. 1 : t . 32    1872
  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 in Colombia 
  altitude  760 - 1060 m  (2500 - 3500 ft)  
  habitat climate informations from Junin (Cundinamarca, 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 550 m / 1815 ft) :
    Cattleya mendelii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Junin this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 16 m' to 11 h 44 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness   sunny
inflorescence   length 7 - 10 cm  (2.8"), apical
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  misure single flower  18 L 18 cm  (7.2" L 7.2")
  duration single flower 15 - 20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days
CITES appendix II


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