Laelia flava

Laelia flava 

Laelia flava                                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in  Edwards's Botanical Register  25 : misc. 88    1839
  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 of Brazil (Minas Gerais, including Serra do Frio and Serra do Pietade)
  altitude 800 - 1000 m  (2640 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from : Belo Hirizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil)


Köppen climate classification Cfa (humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers )


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of  900 m / 2970 ft) :

    Laelia flava a gr uk

in Belo Horizonte this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 18 m', to 10 h 42 m'

  life form litophyte
  brigthness    sunny to full sun
inflorescence     length 24 - 30 cm (9.6" - 12")
  nr flowers 4 - 9
  size single flower  6 L 6 cm  (2.4" L 2.4") - inflorescence  10 L 7 cm  (4" L 2.8")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 16 - 20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days       
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