Neolauchea pulchella


no longer in collection  

Neolauchea pulchella                                             photo Z
Neolauchea pulchella, transfered to the genus Isabelia from Senghas , as Isabelia pulchella
taxonomy described by Kraenzlin, Fedrich Wilhelm Ludwig 
  published in       Bulletin de l' Heirbier Boissier  5 : 110    1897
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Neolauchea Kraenziln 1897
  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, damp mountains of Brazil (Parana, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul  )
  altitude  500 - 1000 m (1650 - 3300 ft) 

climate informations from Porto União (Santa Catarina, 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 750 m / 2500 ft) :

    Neolauchea pulchella b gr uk
  photoperiod in Porto União this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 45 m' to 10 h 15 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 2 cm (0.8"), apical  
  nr flowers 1 - 2
  size single flower 2 L 2 cm (0.8" L 0.8")
  duration single flower 14 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days
CITES appendix II

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