Maxillaria lepidota

Maxillaria lepidota 

Maxillaria lepidota                                                                                                                                                               photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in      Annals and Magazine of Natural History  15 : 383    1845
  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 cloud forests in Venezuela, Colombia (Frontino, Sonsòn, Popayan), Ecuador (Azuay, Carchi, Cotopaxi,  
    Imbabura, Loja, Napo, Pichincha, Sucumbios, Chimborazo), Peru
  altitude  0 - 4500 m  (0 - 14850 ft)

climate informations from Popayan (Cauca, Colombia)


Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2000 m / 6600ft) :

    Maxillaria lepidota b gr uk
  photoperiod in Popayan this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 09 m' to 11 h 51 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 20 - 22 cm  (8" - 8.8"), basal  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  10 L 6 cm  (4" L 2.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 15 - 20 days    
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 80 days
CITES appendix II


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