Lacaena spectabilis

not yet in bloom

Lacaena spectabilis                                      
taxonomy described by (Klotzsch) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  Bonplandia  2 ( 7 ) : 92    1st april 1854
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Maxillarieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus Lacaena  Lindley 1843
  metabolism 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 forests, on steep embankments, dikes or fallen trees, in Mexico, El Salvador (San Miguel),
    Nicaragua (Jinoteca), Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama (Chiriquì)
  altitude 1200 - 1650 m  (3960 - 5445 ft)

climate informations from : Jinotega (Jinotega, Nicaragua)


Köppen climate classification Aw, tropical savanna climate with a long dry season and a rainy season


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1400 m  / 4620 ft) :

    Lacaena spectabilis a gr uk

in Jinotega this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 52 m', to 11h 8 m'

  life form epiphyte or geophyte  
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
CITES appendix II

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