Guarianthe aurantiaca

 Guarianthe aurantiaca

Guarianthe aurantiaca                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
(Cattleya aurantiaca)  
taxonomy described by (Bateman ex Lindley Dressler, Robert Louis  &  Higgins, Wesley E.
  published in  Lankasteriana  7 : 38    2003
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae 
  tribe  Epidendreae 
  subtribe Laeliinae 
  genus  Guarianthe  Dresser & Higgins 2003 

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 rainforests with large excursion temperature, in Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Colima, Cupressus),
    ElSalvador (Sonsonate), Guatemala (Quetzaltenango), Honduras (Yoro), Belize (Cayo), 
    Nicaragua (Atlantico, Estelì, Leon, Madriz, Managua, Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia)
  altitude 200 - 1400 m  (660 - 4620 ft)

climate informations from Belmopan (Cayo, Belize)

    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 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Guarianthe aurantiaca a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Belmopan 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    sunny to partial shade
inflorescence     length 4 - 6 cm  (1.6" - 2.4") , apical  
  nr flowers 7 - 12
  size single flower  4 L 4 cm  ( 1.6 L 1.6") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 220 - 230 days
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