Guarianthe bowringiana

 Cattleya bowringiana

Guarianthe bowringiana                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
(Cattleya bowringiana)  
taxonomy described by (Veitch) Dressler, Robert Louis  &  Higgins, Wesley E.
published in  Lankasteriana  7 : 38    2003
family Orchidaceae
subfamily Epidendroideae
tribe Epidendreae
subtribe Laeliinae
genus Guarianthe  Dressler & 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 on rocks exposed to the sun, in Mexico (Chiapas), Belize (Cajo), Guatemala,
Honduras (Ocotepeque, Còpan, Santa Fè)
altitude 210 - 900 m (693 - 2970 ft)

climate informations from Santa Rosa de Còpan (Còpan, Honduras)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwa, humid subtropical climate, with very hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Guarianthe bowringiana a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Santa Rosa de Còpan this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 00 m' to 11 h 00 m'
life form litophyte
brigthness    sunny to full sun 
inflorescence     length 19 - 30 cm  (7.6" - 12"), apical  
nr flowers 8 - 12
size single flower  7 L 7 cm  (2.8" L 2.8") - inflorescence  12 L 18 cm  (4.8" L 7.2")
duration inflorescence30 days
time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days      
CITES appendix II

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