Myoxanthus georgei

Myoxanthus georgei 

Myoxanthus georgei                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by        (Luer) Luer, Carlyle August
  published in       Selbyana  7 ( 1 ) : 43    1982
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Myoxanthus  Poepping & Enlicher 1836
  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 cloud and swamp forests in Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe)
  altitudine 500 - 1650 m  (1650 - 5445 ft)

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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :

    Myoxanthus georgei b gr uk
  photoperiod in Zamora this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 07 m' to 11 h 53 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 1 cm  (0.4"), apical  
  nr flowers 2 - 4
  size single flower  0.7 L 0.5 cm  (0.28" L 0.2") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence  ≈ days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
CITES appendix II

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