Laelia tenebrosa


Laelia tenebrosa                                                           photo Z
taxonomy described by (Rolfe) Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in  Orchid Review  1 ( 5 ) : 146    1893
  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 dense forests of Brazil, on high branches of tall trees, in a limited area of Espirito Santo (Serra de Onca)
    now near extincion in its native habitat
  altitude ≈ 200 m (660 ft)

climate informations from Boa Esperança (Espiritu Santo, 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 200 m / 660 ft) :

    Laelia tenebrosa a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Boa Esperança 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    partial shade
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days         
CITES appendix II

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