Leochilus scriptus

Leochilus scriptus 

Leochilus scriptus                                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Sneidweiler) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  Xenia Orchidacea  1 ( 1 ) : 15, t . 6    1854
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Maxillarieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Leochilus   Knowles & Westcott  1838
  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 Caribbean (Cuba, Dominica R.), Mexico (Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Campeche), Nicaragua
    (Atlantico Norte, Granada, Jinoteca, Matagalpa, Boaco, Zelaya), Honduras (Yoro, Comayagua, Siguatepeque),
    Guatemala (Izabal, Retalhuleu), El Salvador (San Salvador, La Libertad), Costa Rica (Alajuela, Cartago, Limòn),
    Panama (Canal Area, Veraguas, Arrayan, Chiman, Cerro Ancon), Colombia (Antioquia, Valdivia),
    Venezuela (Crescentia), Ecuador (Chimborazo, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manabì, Pichincha)
  altitude 100 - 700 m  (330 - 2310 ft)

climate informations from Cozumel (Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Mexico)


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 400 m / 1320 ft) :

    Leochilus scriptus a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Cozumel this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 21 m', to 10 h 39 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade 
inflorescence     length 24 - 26 cm  (9.6" - 10.4"), basal, branching  
  nr flowers 22 - 29, fragrants
  size single flower  1.5 L 1.3 cm  (0.6" L 0.52") - inflorescence  16 L 6 cm  (6.4" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 150 - 160 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days
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