Cochleanthes amazonica

 Cochleanthes amazonica

Cochleanthes amazonica                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
(Warscewiczella amazonica  Reichenbach f. & Warsecwiczii  1854)
taxonomy        described by (Reichenbach f. & Warscewiczii) Schultes, Richard Evans  &  Garay, Leslie Andrew
  published in      Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University  18 ( 6 ) : 322    1952
  famigly Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe  Cymbidieae
  subtribe Zygopetalinae
  genus Cochleanthes  Rafinasque  1838
  metabolism C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins

humid forests in Suriname (Sipaliwini), Colombia, Ecuador (Napo, Pastaza, Sucumbios),


Peru (Huànuco, Amazonas, Condorcauqui), Brazil

  altitude 200 - 1000 m (660 - 3300 ft)         
  habitat climate informations from Huánuco (Huanuco, Peru)  
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Cochleanthes amazonica a gr uk
  photoperiod in Huánuco this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 38 m' to 11 h 22 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence    length 15 cm  (6"), basal
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower  6 L 7 cm  (2.4" L 2.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 18 - 20 days    
CITES appendix II

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