Odontoglossum crispum

Odontoglossum crispum 

Odontoglossum crispum                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in       Annals and Magazine of Natural history  15 : 256    1845
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus  Odontoglossum  H.B.K (Humboldt , Bonpland , Kunth) Aug. 1815
  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 cloud forests in Colombia (Cauca, Putumayo, Nariño, Boyacà, Caqueta, Cundinamarca, Pacho),
    Bolivia (La Paz, Murillo), Peru
  altitude 2260 - 3050 m  (7460 - 10060 ft)

climate informations from Bogotà (Cundinamarca, Colombia)


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


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2650 m / 8750 ft) :

    Odontoglossum crispum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Bogotà this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 18 m' to 11 h 42 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade 
inflorescence     length 50 - 70 cm  (20" - 28"), basal  
  nr flowers 6 - 8, fragrants
  size single flower  10 L 10 cm  (4" L 4") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence40 - 50 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
CITES appendix II


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