Miltonia spectabilis

Miltonia spectabilis 2 

Miltonia spectabilis                                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in      Edwards's Botanical Register  23 : sub. t . 1976    1836
  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 cool mountains, along the coastline in Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Espirito Santo, 
    Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Paranà), Venezuela
  altitude 0 - 810 m  (0 - 2670 ft)

climate informations from Aracatuba (Paranà, Brazil)


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 400) :

    Miltonia spectabilis b gr uk
  photoperiod in Aracatuba 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 12 - 16 cm  (4.8" - 6.4"), basal  
  nr flowers 1
  dimensioni  single flower  6.5 L 5 cm  (2.6" L 2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 40 days      
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 - 30 days
CITES appendix II

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