Laelia dayana

Laelia dayana 

Laelia dayana                                                                                                                                                                  photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  The Gardners' Chronicle, new series  2 : 772    1876
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Laelia  Lindley 1831
  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 branches covered with lichens, on Organ Mountains in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, to Serra do Rio Petro)

  altitude 900 - 1300 m  (2970 - 4290 ft)

climate informations from : Teresopolis (Mt. Organ, Rio de Janeiro, 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 1100 m / 3630 ft) :

    Laelia dayana a gr uk

in Teresopolis this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 50 m', to 10 h 50 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to sunny
inflorescence     length 2 cm (0.8"), apical  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 45 days      
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days
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