Lophiaris pumila

Lophiaris pumila

Lophiaris pumila                                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
(Oncidium pumilum
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Braem, Guido Jozef
  published in  Schlechteriana  4 ( 1 - 2 ) : 21    24 jun. 1993
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Onciidinae
  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

warm and humid valleys or on cool mountains in Brazil (Parà, Goias, Bahia, to Rio Grande do Sul, 


Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Organ Mts., Rio Comprido, Mato Grosso, Vale de Sonhos,


Paranà, Villa Velha, Fazenda Pau Ferro), Paraguay, Argentina

  altitude 600 - 900 m  (1980 - 2970 ft)

climate informations from Pampulha (Mato Grosso, Brazil)

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

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of  750 m / 2475 ft) :

    Lophiaris pumila a gr uk

in Pampulha this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 18 m', to 10 h 42 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 27 - 30 cm  (10.8" - 12"), basal  
  nr flowers 180 - 200
  size single flower  0.4 L 0.3 cm  (0.16" L 0.12") - inflorescence   L  cm
  duration inflorescence ≈ 15 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 - 60 days
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