Laelia purpurata var. virginalis

x56251p Laelia purpurata var alba

Laelia purpurata  var. virginalis                                                                                                                                     photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John  &  Paxton, Joseph
  published in Paxton' s Flower Garden  3 : 111    1853
var. virginalis described by Menezes, L. C.
  published in       Orquidario  9 : 34    1995
  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 on high trees in swampy areas on the coast of Brazil, for 470 km.(292 mi) (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul ) and smal islands
  altitude 0  m  (0  ft)

climate informations from Iguape (São Paulo, 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 0 m / 0 ft) :

    Laelia purpurata a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Iguape this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 42 m', to 10 h 18 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence     length 12 cm (4.8"), apical 
  nr flowers 5 - 6, fragrants
  size single flower 13 L 13 cm (5.2" L 5.2") - inflorescence 25 L 18 cm (10" L 7.2")
  duration inflorescence 25 cm
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 150 days  
CITES appendix II


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