Coryanthes speciosa

 x55891p Coryanthes speciosa

Coryanthes speciosa                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described  by  (Hooker) Hooker, William Jackson
published in   Botanical Magazine  58 : sub. t . 3102    1831
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus  Coryanthes  Hooker 1831
  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 Caribbean, Mexico, Belize (Cajo, Stann Creek) Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Izabal), Honduras,
    Nicaragua (Laguna de Perlas, Zelaya), Costa Rica (Puriscal, San Josè), Panama (Canal Area), 
    Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro), 
    Colombia, Brazil (Pernambuco)
    often found in conjunction with ants nest (acidity ph 3)
  altitude 0 - 1000 m  (0 - 3300 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Paramaribo (Paramaribo, Suriname)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 500 m / 1650 ft) :
    Coryanthes speciosa a gr uk
  photoperiod    in Paramaribo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 21 m' to 11 h 39 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness        partial shade
inflorescence    length 30 - 34 cm  (12" - 13.6"), basal
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower  7 L 8 cm  (2.8" L 3.2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 5 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days   
CITES appendix II

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