Cyrtopodium paniculatum

Cyrtopodium paniculatum

Cyrtopodium paniculatum                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by (Ruiz & Pavon)  Garay, Leslie Andrew
  published in  Caldasia  8 ( 40 ) : 524    1962
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Cyrtopodiinae
  genus Cyrtopodium  Brown & Aiton & Aiton T. 1813

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)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins Messico (Jalisco, Puerto Vallarda), Suriname (Mazaruni, Potaro), Guyana, Venezuela (Amazonas, Barinas, Merida), Colombia (Vichada), Costa Rica (Llanura de Guanacaste, La Cruz), Panama, Ecuador (Carchi, Imbabura),
 Peru (Piura, Huancabamba, Huanuco), Bolivia (La Paz, Santa Cruz, Cordillera,Beni, Chuquisaca, Tarija, F. Tamayo)
  altitude 0 - 1950 m  (0 - 6435 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Mazaruni (Mazaruni, Guyana)
    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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Cyrtopodium paniculatum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Mazaruni this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness   full sun
inflorescence   length 100 - 120 cm (40 - 48"), basal 
  nr flowers 40 - 60 
  size single flower 5 L 4 cm (2 L 1.6") - inflorescence 32 L 36 cm (12.8 L 14.4") 
  duration inflorescence ≈ 60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days    
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