Lepanthopsis acuminata

Lepanthopsis acuminata 

Lepanthopsis acuminata                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by       Ames, Oakes
  published in       Botanical Museum Leaflets  6 ( 4 ) : 70    1938 
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Lepanthopsis  (Cogniaux) Ames 1933

C3 pathways, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.

native of origins cloud forests in Venezuela (Tàchira), Colombia (Antioquia, Frontino, Cauca, Yarumal, Tolima), 
    Ecuador (Loja, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Zamora-Chinchipe Tungurahua)
  altitude 850 - 2800 m  (2800 - 9240 ft)

climate informations from Medellin (Antioquia, Colombia)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and  abundantrainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1800 m / 5940 ft) :
    Lepanthopsis acuminata a gr uk

in Medellin this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 02 m', to 11 h 58 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 3 - 4 cm  (1.2" - 1.6"), from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 12 - 16
  size single flower  0.9 L 0.2 cm  (0.36" L 0.08") - inflorescence  1 L 3 cm ( 0.4" L 1.2")
  duration inflorescence ≈ days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 days  
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