Coilostylis falcata

 Coilostylis falcata 2

Coilostylis falcata                                                                                                                                                            photo  C. Solimbergo
(Epidendrum falcatum  Linnaeus)
taxonomy        described by (Linnaeus) Withner, Carl Leslie  &  Harding, Patricia
  published in     The Cattleyas and Their Relatives : the debatable Epidendrums  143 - 144 . t . 55    2004
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  subtribe Laeliinae

Coilostylis  Rafinesque  1838

  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 cloud forests in Mexico (Durango, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mixe, Puebla, Sinaloa) 
  altitude 1000 - 2100 m  (3300 - 4000 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1500 m / 4950 ft) :
    Coilostylis falcata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Oaxaca this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 08 m' to 10 h 52 m'
  life form litophyte on limestone rocks
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence    length 12 cm (4.8"), apical
  nr flowers 2 - 3, fragrant
  size single flower  12 L 10 cm  (2.8" L 4")
  duration inflorence, ≈ 40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days   
CITES appendix II

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