Laelia lundii

Laelia lundii

Laelia lundii                                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo 
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  Otia Botanica Hamburgensia  2 : 92    1881
  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 uncommon plant, grows on small trees or rocky ground, along streams in Brazil (Minas Gerais, São Paulo, 
    Paranà), Argentina (Iguazù, Misiones), Bolivia (Chuquisaca, Tarija, Sud Cinti), Paraguay
  altitude 740 - 1000 m  (2440 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from Iguazù (Misiones, Argentina)


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 lundii a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Iguazù this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 42 m', to 10 h 18 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 1 cm (0.4"), apical
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower, 3 L 3.5 cm (1.2" L 1.4")
  duration  single flower ≈ 25 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days   
CITES appendix II

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