Maxillaria striata

Maxillaria striata 

Maxillaria striata                                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in       Orchid Review  1 : 265    1893
  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 of Colombia, Ecuador (Azuay, Cañar, Morona-Santiago, Pastaza, Sucumbios), Peru (Puno)
  altitude 850 - 2300 m  (2800 - 7600 ft)

climate informations from Medellin (Antioquia, Colombia)


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  1600 m / 4280 ft) :

    Maxillaria striata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Medellin this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 7 - 10 cm  (2.8" - 4"), basal   
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  4 L 7 cm  (1.6" L 2.8") 
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 70 days
CITES appendix II

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