Lepanthes gargoyla

Lepanthes gargoyla

Lepanthes gargoyla                                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo 
taxonomy   described by   Luer, Carlyle August & Hirtz, Alexander C.  
  published in  Die Orchidee 39 (2) : 59 . 1988
  Family Orchdaceae
  Subfamily Epidendroideae
  Tribe Epidendreae
  Subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  Genus Lepanthes  Swartz 1799
  metabolism  C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (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  origin  cloud forests in Ecuador (Bolivar, Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe)
  altitude 900 - 1300 m (3000 - 4300 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Macas (Morona-Santiago, Ecuador)

Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest

    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Lepanthes gargoyla a gr uk
  photoperiod in Macas this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 09 m' to 11 h 51 m'
  life form  epiphyte
  brightness low
inflorescence   lenght  4 cm (1.6") from the base of the leafe
  flores 10 - 12, they open in sequence
  size single flower 0,8 L 0,8 cm (0.32 L 0.32")
  duration single flower
  time to bloom from birth ≈ 30 days
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