Lycaste skinneri

Lycaste skinneri 

Lycaste skinneri                                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
  described by (Bateman ex Lindley) Lindley, John
  published in  Edwards's Botanical Register  29 : misc. 15 - 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 humid forests in Mexico (Chiapas), Honduras, Guatemala (Huehuetenango, Zacapa, Nenton, Cobàn,
    Ipala Volcano), El Salvador (Sonsonate)
  altitude 1560 - 1850 m  (5150 - 6100 ft)

climate informations from Cobàn (Alta Verapaz, Guatemala)

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

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1700 m / 5600 ft) :

    Lycaste skinneri a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Cobàn this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 01 m', to 10 h 59 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte  
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 18 - 22 cm  (7.2" - 8.8"), basal  
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower  10 L 7 cm  (4" L 2.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 - 25 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days
CITES appendix II


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