Neomoorea irrorata

not yet in bloom 

Neomoorea irrorata                
taxonomy described by (Rolfe) Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in       Orchid Review   12 ( 133 ) : 30    1904
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Neomoorea Rolfe 1904

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 forests of eastern Panama (Gatun Lake ?, Rio Trinidad ?)  Colombia (Antioquia)
    rare plant in nature
  altitude 100 - 800  (1000 - 1800) m   (330 - 26400  (3300 - 5940) ft)

climate informations from Colon (Gatum Lake, Panama)


Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 450 m / 1500 ft) :

    Neomoorea irrorata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Colon this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 37 m' to 11 h 23 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
CITES appendix II

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