Lanium avicula

Lanium avicula 

Lanium avicula                                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Bentham, George
  published in    Icones Plantarum  14 : 25, t . 1335    1881
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Lanium  (Lindley) Bentham 1881
  chromosomes   2n = 38 
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.   it is useful give the nutriens on the roots.
    (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 (Serra de Prata, Santa Catarina, Novo Horizonte, Lauro Müller, Paranà, Morretes,
    Rio de Janeiro (Organ Mts.), Peru (Amazonas, Junin, Tarapoto)
  altitude 400 - 1500 m  (1320 - 4950 ft)

climate informations from Tarapoto (San Martin, Peru)


Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest


(without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 900 m / 2970 ft)) :

    Lanium avicula a gr uk
  photoperiod     in Tarapoto this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m', to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence    length 8 - 13 cm  (3.2" - 5.2"), apical
  nr flowers 16 - 22
  size single flower  1 L 1 cm  (0.4" L 0.4") - inflorescence  8 L 3 cm ( 3.2" L 1.2")
  duration inflorescence30 - 35 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 - 60 days
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