Oncidium cucullatum var. nubigenum

x56219p Caucaea nubigena cucullata

Oncidium cucullattum, var. nubigenum                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by Lindley, John
  published in       Sertum Orchidaceum  sub. t . 21    1838
var. nubigenum    described by      (Lindley)  Lindley, John
  published in Folia Orchidacea . Oncidium  22, no. 69    1855
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Oncidium  Swartz 1800
  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 origin Colombia, Ecuador (Azuay, Cañar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Imbabura, Napo, Pichincha, Sucumbios, Tungurahua),
  altitude 1800 - 3750 m  (5940 - 12375 ft)

climate informations from Quito (Pichincha, Ecuador)


Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2800 m / 9240 ft) :

    Oncidium cucullatum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Quito this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, constant throughout the year, of 12 h 00 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade to low
inflorescence    length 20 cm (8"), basal
  nr flowers 4
  size single flower  2 L 2 cm (0.8" L 0.8") - inflorescence  4 L 3 cm  (1.6" L 1.2")
  duration inflorescence, ≈ days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days    
CITES appendix II

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