Lophiaris lanceana


no longer in collection                                                     photo Z
Lophiaris lanceana                       
(Oncidium lanceanum
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Braem, Guido Jozef
  published in  Schlechteriana  4 ( 1 - 2 ) : 17    24 jun. 1993
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Lophiaris  Rafinesque 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 in Mexico, Guyana, Venezuela (Amazonas, Apure, Bolivar), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia
  altitude 350 - 600 m  (1155 - 1980 ft)

climate informations from Guasdualito (Apure, Venezuela)

    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of  500 m / 1650 ft) :

    Lophiaris lanceana a gr uk

in Guasdualito this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 28 m', to 11 h 32 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 16 - 20 cm  (6.4" - 8"), basal  
  nr flowers 4, fragrants
  size single flower  4 L 5 cm  (1.6" L 2") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence ≈ 15 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days       
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