Lophiaris microchila

Oncidium microchilum 

Lophiaris microchila                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
(Cyrtochilum microchilyum - Oncidium microchilum)  
taxonomy        described by (Bateman ex Lindley)  Senghas, Karlheinz
  published in  Schlechter Orchideen  I / C  ( 33 - 36 ) : 2130    1977
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus  Oncidium  Rafinesque 1838
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.  it is useful give the nutriens on the roots.
    (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 debris in pockets of lava flow, Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala (Cuilco, Cerro, Huehuetenango,  Chiquihui),
    El Salvador (Volcano de Izalco)
  altitude 600 - 2300 m  (1980 - 7590 ft)

climate informations from Sonsonate (Volcano de Izalco, Sonsonate, El Salvador)

    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 1500 m / 4950 ft) :

    Lophiaris microchila a gr uk

in Sonsonate this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 55 m', to 11 h 05 m'

  life form litophyte or geophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 100 - 110 cm  (40" - 44"), basal  
  nr flowers 80 - 110
  size single flower  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2") - inflorescence  50 L 20 cm (20" L 8")
  duration inflorescence ≈ days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 - 60 days 
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