Maxillaria hennisiana

Maxillaria hennisiana 

Maxillaria hennisiana                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf 
  published in      Orchids. Monatsschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orchideenkunde 6 (7) : 117 - 118 t . 26, f . 10 -18    1912
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Maxillaria Ruiz & Pavon 1794
  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 primary forests or mangrove swamps, in Costa Rica, Panama (Coclè), Colombia (Chocò, Valle del Cauca), 
    Ecuador (Esmeraldas, San Lorenzo)
  altitude 0 - 1000 m (0 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from Esmeraldas (Esmeraldas, Ecuador)


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 500 m / 1650 ft) : 

    Maxillaria hennisiana b gr uk
  photoperiod in Esmeraldas this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 02 m' to 11 h 58 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 5 cm (2"), basal  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  3.5 L 2.5 cm  (1.4" L 1")
  duration single flower, ≈ 12 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days
CITES appendix II

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