Gomesa crispa

Gomesa crispa 

Gomesa crispa                                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f. ex Lindley)  Klotzsch, Joann Friedrich
  published in  Botanische Zeitung (Berlin)  10 : 772    1852
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Gomesa  R.Brown  1815

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 moist mountains, along river banks, in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Serra dos Orgãos, São Paulo, Paranà,
    Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais)
  altitude 1000 - 1500 m  (3300 - 4950 ft)

climate informations from Diamantina (Minas Gerais, Brazil)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1250 m / 4125 ft) :
    Gomesa crispa a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Diamantina this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 12 m' to 10 h 48 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 18 - 20 cm  (7.2" - 8"), apical  
  nr flowers 32 - 48, fragrants
  size single flower  1.4 L 1 cm  (0.56" L 0.4") - inflorescence  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2")
  duration inflorescence40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days       
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