Leptotes bicolor

Leptotes bicolor 

Leptotes bicolor                                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in  Edwards' s Botanical Register  19 : t,  1625    1833
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Leptotes  Lindley 1833
  metabolim 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 primary rainforests of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Mts. Organ), Paraguay
  altitude 500 - 1000 m  (1650 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from Petropolis (Mts. Organ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 800 m / 2640 ft) :

    Leptotes bicolor a gr uk

in Petropolis this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 30 m', to 10 h 30 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 4 - 6 cm (1.6" - 2.4"), basal  
  nr flowers 1 - 2, fragrants
  size single flower  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 10 - 12 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days
CITES appendix II

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