Lockhartia lunifera

Lockhartia lunifera 

Lockhartia lunifera                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  Botanische Zeitung (Berlin)  10 : 767    1852
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Maxillarieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Lockhartia  Hooker 1827
  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 Brazil (Bahia, Paranà, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santa Catarina, 
    Rio Grande do Sul), Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Chapare)
  altitude ≈ 1800 m  (5940 ft)

climate informations from Cochabamba (Cochabamba, Bolivia)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1800 m / 5940 ft) :

    Lockhartia lunifera a gr uk

in Cochabamba this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 08 m', to 10 h 52 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 1,5 - 2 cm  (0.6" - 0.8"), from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 2 - 4
  size single flower 1 L 0.9 cm (0.4" L 0.36")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days
CITES appendix II

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