Cyrtopodium punctatum

Cyrtopodium punctatumCyrtopodium punctatum

Cyrtopodium punctatum                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Linnaeus)  Lindley, John
  published in       The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants  188    1833
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Cyrtopodiinae
  genus Cyrtopodium  Brown 1813
  chromosomes     2n = 46  

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 Florida, Carabbean, Cuba, Mexico (Chiapas, Yajalòn, Guerrero, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Sonora, Alamos),
    Costa Rica (Guanacaste, Bagaces), El Salvador (La Libertad, Nueva San Salvador), Nicaragua (Masaya, Rivas),
    Honduras (Atlantida, La Celiba), Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador (Imbabura), Peru,
    Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chiquitos), Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina (Chaco, Jujuy, Catamarca, Salta)
  altitude 0 - 2300 m (0 - 7590 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Jujuy (Juiuy, Argentina)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Cyrtopodium punctatum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Jujuy this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 36 m' to 10 h 24 m'
  life form epiphyte, litophyte or geophyte
  brightness   full sun
inflorescence    length 80 - 100 cm  (32" - 40"), basal, erect 
  nr flowers 56 - 64
  size single flower  4 L 4 cm  (1.6" L 1.6") - inflorescence  36 L 28 cm  (14.4" L 11.2")
  duration inflorescence40 - 50 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days  
CITES appendix II

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