Lycaste aromatica

not yet in bloom 

Lycaste aromatica                              
taxonomy described by (Graham ex Hooker) Lindley, John
  published in      Edwards's Botanical Register  29 : misc. 16    1843
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Lycaste  Lindley 1842

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, with lichens on branches, in Carabbean, Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Potosì, Veracruz, 
    Orizaba, Naranjal, Huatusco, Coetzala, Mendoza), Belize (Toledo), Honduras (El Paraiso, Morocelì),
    Nicaragua (Granada, Jinoteca, Matagalpa,  Rivas, Zelaye, Nueva Segovia), Guatemala (Alta  Verapaz,
  altitude 60 - 1882 m  (200 - 6210 ft)

climate informations from Coatepec (Veracruz, Mexico)

    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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Lycaste aromatica a gr uk
  photoperiod in Coatepec this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 17 m', to 10 h 43 m'
  life form epiphyte, litophyte, on limestone cliffs
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length   
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendix II

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