Nageliella purpurea

Nageliella purpurea

Nageliella purpurea                                                                                                                                                      photo  C. Solimbergo
(Hartweggia purpurea)  
taxonomy       desribed by      (Lindley)  Williams, Louis Otho
  published in Botanical Museum Leaflets  8 ( 7 ) : 144 - 145    5 giugno 1940
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Nageliella L.O. Williams 1940

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 Messico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Copàn, Amatenango, Cintalapa, Jitotol, Ocosingo,
    Puebla, Tenejapa, Totolapa), Guatemala (Baia Verapaz, Huehuetenengo, Quichè, Zacapa,
    Chimaltenango, Chiquimula), El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras (Copàn), Bolivia (Oruro)
  altitude 500 – 2100 m (1650 - 6930 ft)

climate informations from Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico)


Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1300 m / 4300 ft) :

    Nageliella purpurea b gr uk
  photoperiod in Oaxaca this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 08 m' to 10 h 52 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness low 
inflorescence      length 60 cm (24")  apical  
  nr flowers  
  size single flower 1 L 0,6 cm (0.4" L 0.24") - inflorescence  cm (  )
  duration single flower ~   -  inflorescence ~
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 70 days
CITES appendix II

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