Diodonopsis erinacea

Masdevallia erinacea 

Diodonopsis erinacea                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo 
taxonomy       described by (Reichenbach f.)  Pridgeon, Alec M.  &  Chase, Mark W.
  published in       Lindeyana  16 ( 4 ) : 253    26 dec 2001
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily   Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Didonopsis, Pridgeon & Chase 2001

.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)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins rain or cloud forests in Belize, Costa Rica (Alajuela, San Ramon), Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador 
  altitude 700 - 1150 (1400) m   (2310 - 3795 (4620) ft)

climate informations from Cali (Valle del Cauca, Colombia)

    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) :
    Diodonopsis erinacea a gr uk
  photoperiod in Cali this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 13 m' to 11 h 47 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 4 - 5 cm (1.6" - 2"), basal
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  0.8 L 0.8 cm  (0.32" L 0.32")
  duration single flower, ≈ 40 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days  
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