Laelia lobata

not yet in bloom 

Laelia lobata                                         
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Veitch, Harry James
  published in  Manual of Orchidaceous Plants Cultivated Under Glass in Great Britain  2 : 74    1887
  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 (now restricted only from Rio de Janeiro to Cabo Frio, facing the oceano)
  altitude 200 - 800 m  (660 - 2640 ft)

climate informations from Cabo Frio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


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 500 m / 1650 ft) :

    Laelia lobata a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Cabo Frio this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 30 m', to 10 h 30 m'
  life form litophyte  
  brigthness    sunny to full sun
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days     
CITES appendix II


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