Cryptocentrum latifolium

x56248p Cryptocentrum latifolium 

Cryptocentrum latifolium                                                                                                                                                photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
  published in       Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis  19 : 247    1923
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus  Cryptocentrum, Bentham 1883
  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 humid forests of Costa Rica (Alajuela, San Ramon, Heredia, San Josè), Panama (Coclè, Chiriquì)
    Colombia, Ecuador (Cañar, Cotopaxi, Guayar, Imbabura, Los Rios, Manabì, Pichincha, Esmeraldas)
  altitude 200 - 1700 m  (660 - 5610 ft)
  habitat climate informations from El Copè (Coclè, Panama)
    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Cryptocentrum latifolium a gr uk
  photoperiod in El Copè this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 33 m' to 11 h 27 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness   low 
inflorescence    length 4,5 - 5 cm  (1.8" - 2"), basal
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower  1.5 L 0.8 cm  (0.6" L 0.32")
  duration  single flower 14 days
  time from birth to bloom, ≈ 40 days   
CITES appendix II


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