Lycaste dowiana

Lycaste dowianaLycaste dowiana

Lycaste dowiana                                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.)  Endrès, A.R.
  published in  The Gardners' Chronicle, new series  2 : 194    15 Aug. 1874
  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 cloud forests of Costa Rica (Alajuela, Cartago, Turrialba, Puntarenas, S. Josè, Alas), 
    Nicaragua (Granada, Rivas), Guatemala, Panama
  altitude 700 - 1650 m (2310 - 5445 ft)

climate informations from San Josè (Cartago, Costa Rica)

    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of  1100 m / 3630 ft) :

    Lycaste dowiana a gr uk
  photoperiod   in San Josè this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 17 m', to 10 h 43 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 12 - 15 cm  (4.8" - 6"), basal  
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower   6 L 6 cm  (2.4" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 - 30 days
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