Oncidium splendidum

Oncidium splendidum 

Oncidium splendidum                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
  described by (Duchartre)  Richard, Achille
  published in      Journal de la Sociedad Impèriale ed Centrale d' Horticulture  8 : 50    1862
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Oncidium  Swartz 1800
  chromosomes     2n = 36  
  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 tropical moist forests in Messico, Guatemala, Honduras (Tegucigalpa), Nicaragua (Estelì)
    very rare plant in nature
  altitude  150 - 1700 m (495 - 5610 ft)

climate informations from Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazan, Honduras)


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


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 400 m / 1320 ft) :

    Oncidium splendidum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Tegucigalpa this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 56 m' to 11 h 04 m'
  life form litophyte
  brightness    partial shade to sunny
inflorescence     length 140 - 165 cm (56" - 166"), basal 
  nr flowers 44 - 53
  size single flower  5 L 4 cm  (2" L 1.6") - inflorescence  70 L 20 cm  (28" L 8")
  duration  inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
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