Oliveriana egregia

Oliveriana egregia 

Oliveriana egregia                                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav 
  published in      Linnaea  41 : 111    1877
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Oliveriana Reichenbach f. 1876
  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 rainforests in Guyana, Colombia (Antioquia, Medellin, Cordillera Occidental, Santa Rosa de Osos, 
    Bajo, Rionegro y Sonsòn)
  altitude 2860 - 3100 m  (9440 - 10230  ft)

climate informations from Rionegro y Sonsòn (Antioquia, 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 2900 m / 9600 ft) :

    Oliveriana egregia b gr uk
  photoperiod in Rionegro y Sonsòn  this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 26 - 33 cm (10.4" - 13.2"), basal
  nr flowers 16 - 18
  size single flower  2.5 L 1 cm  (1" L 0.4") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence50 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 100 days
CITES appendix II


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