Oerstedella centradenia

Oesterdella centradenia 

Oerstedella centradenia                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
(Epidendrum centropetaum)  
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      Botanische Zeitung (Berlin)  10 ( 53 ) : 932    31 dec. 1852
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Oerstedella  Reichenbach f. 1852
  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 humid forests of Nicaragua (Boaco, Estelì, Matagalpa), Costa Rica (Alajuela, Upala, Cartago,
    Guanacaste, Puntarenas), Panama (Chiriquì)
  altitude 700 - 1575 m  (2310 - 5197 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Alajuela (Alajuela, Costa Rica)
    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 1150 m / 3800 ft) :
    Oersterdella centradenia b gr uk
  photoperiod in Alajuela this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 40 m' to 11 h 20 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 8 - 12 cm  (3.2" - 4.8"), apical  
  nr flowers 16 - 24
  size single flower  2.5 L 1.8 cm  (1" L 0.72") - inflorescence  4 L 6 cm  (1.6" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days
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