Caucaea radiata


no longer in collection

Caucaea radiata                                                                                 photo  Z
taxonomy described by       (Lindley) Mansfeld, Rudolf
  published in Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, beihefte 35 : 343      1934
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Caucacea  Schlechter 1920
  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 cloud forests of Venezuela, Colombia (Popayan, Cauca), Ecuador (Carchi)
  altitude 2000 - 2500 m  (6600 - 8250 ft)        
  habitat climate informations from Popayan (Cauca, Venezuela)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2250 m / 7425 ft) :
    Caucacea radiata 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 epiphyte
  brightness   low
inflorescence       length 10 cm  (4"), basal
  nr flowers 12
  size single flower  0.7 L 0.3 cm  (0.28" L 0.12")
  duration inflorescence120 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days  
CITES appendix II

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