Embreea rodigasiana

Embreea rodigasiana 

Embreea rodigasiana                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Claessens ex Cogniaux)  Dodson, Calaway Homer
  published in  Phytologia  46 ( 6 ) : 389    1980
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus Embreea  Dodson 1980

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 cloud forests of Colombia (Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, El Choco), Ecuador (El Oro,  
    Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe)
  altitude 600 - 1500 m  (1980 - 4950 ft)

climate informations from Tulua (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) :
    Embreea rodigasiana a gr uk
  photoperiod in Tulua this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 16 m' to 11 h 44 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 15 cm (6"), basal
  nr flowers 1, pendulous
  size single flower  16 L 16 cm  (6.4" L 6.4")
  duration single flower 4 - 5 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 - 120 days 
CITES appendix II

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