Govenia utriculata

Govenia utriculata 

Govenia utriculata                                                                                                                                                           photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Swartz) Lindley, John
  published in       Edwards's Botanical Register  25 : misc. 46 ( 47 )    1839
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Calypsoinae 
  genus Govenia  Lindley & Loddiges 1832

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 limestone forests of Carabbean, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala (Sacatepèquez, Huehuetenango), Honduras,
    Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela (Aragua, Barinas, Lara, Merida, Tàchira, Rancho Grande), Colombia, 
    Ecuador (Galapagos, Pichincha, Ibarra), Peru, Bolivia (Cochabamba, Ayopaya ), Brazil (Paranà, Rio Branco 
    do Sul Curiola, Mts. Organ), Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Anta, Tucuman, Tapì)
  altitude  780 -  2800 m  (2574 - 9200 ft)

climate informations from Huehuetenango (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1800 m / 5940 ft) :
    Govenia utriculata a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Huehuetenango this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 00 m' to 11 h 00 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness    sunny to partial shade
inflorescence    length 26 - 33 cm  (10.4" - 13.2"), apical  
  nr fiori 16 - 18, fragrants
     size single flower  2 L 1.3 cm  (0.8" L 0.52") - inflorescence  10 L 4 cm  (4" L 1.6")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days      
CITES appendix II

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