Guarianthe skinneri forma albescens

Guarianthe skinneri albescens

Guarianthe skinneri forma albescens                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
(Cattleya skinneri albescens)  
taxonomy described by (Bateman) Dressler, Robert Louis  &  Higgins Wesley E.
  published in  Lankasteriana  7 : 38    2003
forma albescens       color variety
  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 Rosa), Honduras (Yoro), El Salvador (La Libertad), Nicaragua (Boaco, 
    Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia), Costa Rica (S.Josè, Escazù)
  altitudine 100 - 1250 m  (330 - 4125  ft) 

climate informations from San Cristobal de la Casas (Chiapas, Mexico)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Guarianthe skinneri albescens a gr uk
  photoperiod   in San Cristobal de la C. this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 06 m' to 10 h 54 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte 
  brigthness    sunny to partial shade
inflorescence    length 10 cm (4"), apical 
  nr flowers 1 - 2, fragrants
  size single flower  12 L 12 cm  (4.8" L 4.8")
  duration inflorence, ≈ 30 days
  time from bloom to birth ≈ days 
CITES appendix II

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