Mesospinidium incantans

Mesospinidium incantans 

Mesospinidium incantans                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav 
  published in       The Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  1 : 586    1880
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Mesospinidium  Reichenbach f. 1852
  metabolism  C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins cloud forests in Colombia (Antioquia), Ecuador (Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Napo, Pichincha,
    Zamora-Chinchipe), Bolivia (Cochabamba)
  altitude  400 - 1400 m  (1320 - 4620 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Zamora (Zamora-Chinchipe, 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 900m / 2970 ft) :

    Mesospinidium incantans b gr uk
  photoperiod in Zamora this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 06 m' to 11 h 54 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade 
inflorescence     length 26 - 38 cm  (10.4" - 15.2"), basal  
  nr flowers 18 - 24
  size single flower  1.4 L 1 cm  (0.56" L 0.4") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days 
CITES appendix II

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