Maxillaria parviflora

 Maxillaria parviflora 2

Maxillaria parviflora                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Poepping & Endlicher)  Garay, Leslie Andrew
  published in     Botanical Museum Leaflets  21 ( 9 ) : 258    1967
  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 humid riverside forests of Caribbean (Cuba, Portland, St. Andrew), Mexico (Chiapas, Yojos, Ocosingo),
    Belize (Toledo), Guatemala, Honduras (Cortès, Santa Cruz de Yoya, Olancho), Costa Rica (Puntarenas),
    Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela (Bolivar, Portoguesa, Tàchira), Colombia (Chocò, Bahia Solano, Novita),
    Ecuador (Imbabura, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Aguarico, Pastaza, Pichincha, Sucumbios, Zamora-Chinchipe),
    Bolivia (La Paz), Brazil
  altitude 0 - 1500 m  (0 - 4950 ft)

climate informations from Catacamas (Olancho, Honduras)


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 750 m / 2500 ft) : 

    Maxillaria parviflora b gr uk
  photoperiod  in Catacamas this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 58 m' to 11 h 02 m' 
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shadeto low
inflorescence    length 0,5 cm (0.2"), basal  
  nr flowers 4 - 6
  size single flower  0.7 L 0.7 cm  (0.28" L 0.28") - inflorescence  2 L 2 cm  (0.8" L 0.8"
  duration inflorescence ≈ 15 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 6 - 8 days
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