Miltonia moreliana

Miltonia spectabilis var mooreliana 

Miltonia moreliana                                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Richard, Achille
published in      Portef. Hortic.  2 : 38    1848
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 ( Bahia, Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Reserva CVDR)
altitude 140 - 190 m  (462 - 647 ft)

climate informazioni sul clima di Alagoinhas (Bahia, Brazil)

classificazione del clima di Köppen : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest

(without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)

i dati della stazione metereologica (le temperature sono calcolate per una altitudine di 170 m / 560 ft) :

    Miltonia moreliana b gr uk
photoperiod in Alagoinhas this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 48 m' to 11 h 12 m'
life form epiphyte
brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 22 - 28 cm  (8.8" - 11.2"), basal  
nr flowers 1
size single flower  10 L 9 cm  (4" L 3.6")
duration single flower, ≈ 30 days  
time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days
CITES appendix II

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