Guarianthe skinneri

Cattleya skinneri 

Guarianthe skinneri                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
(Cattleya skinneri)  
taxonomy described by (Bateman)  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 trunks, branches or granite rocks in Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas), Belize (Cayo, Mt. Augustine Pine Range)
Guatemala (Santa Fè), Honduras (Yoro), El Salvador (La Libertad), Nicaragua (Boaco, Matagalpa,
Nueva Segovia), Costa Rica (S. Josè, Escazù)
altitude 100 - 1250 m  (330 - 4125 ft)

climate informations from San Josè (San Josè, Costa Rica)

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 1200 m / 3960 ft) : 
    Guarianthe skinneri a gr uk
  photoperiod   in San Josè this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 38 m' to 11 h 22 m' 
life form epiphyte or litophyte  
brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 10 - 12 cm  (4" - 4.8"), apical
nr flowers 8 - 12, fragrants
size single flower  8 L 7 cm  (3.2" L 2.8") - diameter  22 cm (8.8")
duration inflorescence30 days
time to bloom from birth, ≈ 200 - 230 days    
CITES appendix II

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