Koellensteinia graminea

Koellensteinia graminea 

Koellensteinia graminea                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
published in  Bonplandia  4 : 323     1856
family Orchidaceae
subfamily Epidendroideae
tribe Cymbidieae
subtribe Zygopetalinae
genus Koellensteinia  Reichenbach 1854

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 humid forests in Guyana (Essequibo, Bartica-Potaro, Demerara), Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolivar, junction of 
    Rio Vaparri and Rio Blanco), Colombia, Ecuador (Carchi, Esmeraldas, Napo, Morona-Santiago, 
    Sucumbios, Pastaza, Tungarahua), Peru (Loreto, Maynas, Mt. Campana), Bolivia (La Paz), 
    Brazil (Amazonas, Rio Negro, Paranà, Porto de Anavilhanas, Rio de Contas, Bahia, Itacarè)
altitude 90 - 2000 m  (297 - 6600 ft)

climate informations from Castro (Paranà, Brazil)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Koellensteinia graminea a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Castro this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 38 m' to 10 h 22 m'
life form epiphyte
brightness    low
inflorescence     length 30 - 42 cm  (12" - 16.8"), basal
nr flowers 26 - 32
size single flower  1 L 1 cm (0.4" L 0.4") - inflorescence  L  cm
duration inflorescencedays
time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
CITES appendix II

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