Laelia jongheana

Laelia jongheana 

Laelia jongheana                                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  The Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  425   1872
  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)  -  near extincion in the wild
  altitude 1300 - 1600 m (4290 - 5280 ft)

climate informations from Diamantina (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 1450 m / 4800 ft) :

    Laelia jongheana a gr uk

in Diamantina this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 13 m', to 10 h 47 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence     length 3 cm  (1.2"), apical
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  14 L 14 cm  (5.6" L 5.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 - 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days         
CITES appendix II


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