Macradenia brassavolae

Macradenia brassavolae

Macradenia brassavolae                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in       Botanische Zeitung (Berlin)  10 ( 42 ) : 734    15 october 1852
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Macradenia  R. Brown 1822
  metabolism 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 of Mexico (Quintana Roo), Belize (Toledo, Stann Creek), El Salvador,
    Nicaragua ( Atlantico Norte), Guatemala (Alta Verapaz), Honduras (Tela, Atlantida),
    Costa Rica (Limòn), Panama (Canal Area, Panamà), Venezuela (Amazonas, Carabobo),
    Colombia (Chocò), Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manabì, Pichincha), Brazil
  altitude 0 - 300 m  (0 - 990 ft)

climate informations from La Ceiba (Atlantida, Honduras)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 150 m / 500 ft ) :

    Macradenia brassavolae b gr uk
  photoperiod in La Ceiba this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 08 m' to 10 h 52 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 18 - 22 cm  (7.2" - 8.8"), basal  
  nr flowers 14 - 18, fragrants
  size single flower  3 L 3.5 cm  (1.2" L 1.4") - inflorescence  20 L 7 cm  (8" L 2.8")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
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