Mexicoa ghiesbreghtiana

 Mexicoa ghiesbreghtiana

Mexicoa ghiesbreghtiana                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
(Oncidium ghiesbreghtianum)                  
taxonomy described by (A.Richard & Galeotti) Garay, Leslie Andrew 
  published in      Bradea, Boletim do Herbario Bradeanum  1 ( 4 ) : 424    1974
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Mexicoa  Garay 1974
  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 forests in Mexico (Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Oaxaca)
  altitude 1800 - 2300 m  (5940 - 7600 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1500 m / 4950 ft) :

    Mexicoa ghisbreghtiana b gr uk
  photoperiod in Oaxaca this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 08 m' to 10 h 52 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 12 - 15 cm  (4.8" - 6"), basal  
  nr flowers 6 - 8
  size single flower  3.5 L 2.5 cm  (1.4" L 1") - inflorescence  12 L 6 cm  (4.8" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II

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