Dracontia tuerckheimii

Pleurothallis turkeimi

Dracontia turckheimii                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
(Pleurothallis turckheimii)  
taxonomy        described by (Schlechter)  Luer, Carlyle August
  published in  Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden  95 : 257    2004
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Dracontia (Luer) Luer 2004

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 cloud forests mixed oak and pine trees, in Mexico (Chiapas), Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, 
    Costa Rica (Puntarenas, Coto Brus), El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama (Chiriquì)
  altitude 1300 - 1900 (2400) m   (4290 - 6270  (7920) ft)

climate informations from Jitotol (Chiapas, Mexico)

    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 1700 m / 5600 ft) :
    Drakontia turckheimii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Jitotol this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 08 m' to 10 h 52 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 26 - 32 cm  (10.4" - 12.8"), from the base of the leaf 
  nr flowers 16 - 18
  misure single flower  1.3 L 0.3 cm  (0.52" L 0.12")inflorescence  11 L 3 cm  (4.4" L 6.8")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days    
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