Myoxanthus octomeriae

Pleurothallis ramentacea 

Myoxanthus octomeriae                                                                                                                                                  photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Schlechter)  Luer, Carlyle August
  published in       Selbiana  7 ( 1 ) : 47    august 1982
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Myoxanthus  Poepping & Endlicher 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 forests in Mexico (Chiapas, Ocosingo), Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Coban), Honduras, Nicaragua (Jinoteca, 
    Matagalpa), Costa Rica (Puntarenas, Cartago), Panama (Chiriquì, Coclè, Canal Area), Venezuela (Barinas)
  altitude 450 - 1200 m  (1485 - 3960 ft)

climate informations from Matagalpa (Matagalpa, Nicaragua)


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 800 m / 2640 ft) :

    Myoxanthus octomeriae b gr uk
  photoperiod in Matagalpa this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 52 m' to 11 h 08 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 1 cm  (0.4"), from the base of the leaf  
  nr flowers 10 - 14
  size single flower  1 L 0.7 cm  (0.4" L 0.28") - inflorescence  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 10 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 10 - 12 days 
CITES appendix II

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