Miltonia binotii

Miltonia binotii 

Miltonia x binotii  
                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
(natural hybrid between M. candida  and  M. regnellii )    
taxonomy described by Cogniaux, Celestin Alfred 
  published in      Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette III,  22 : 393    1897
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Miltonia Blume 1837
  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 of Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais,  Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul)
  altitude 800 - 1400 m (2640 - 4620 ft)

climate informations from Barbacena (Minas Gerais, Brazil)


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


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1100 m / 3630 ft) :

    Miltonia binotii b gr uk
  photoperiod in Barbacena this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 25 m' to 10 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 35 - 40 cm  (14" - 16"), basal  
  nr flowers 6 - 7
  size single flower  5.5 L 5.5 cm  (2.4" L 2.4") - inflorescence  22 L 8 cm  (8.8" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
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