Ophidion pleurothallopsis

Ophidion pleurothallopsis 

Ophydion pleurothallopsis                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Kraenzlin) Luer, Carlyle August
  published in      Selbyana  7 ( 1 ) : 80    August 1982
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus  Ophydion  Luer 1982

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)

soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.

native of origins cloud forests in Panama (Darièn), Venezuela (Bolivar), Colombia (Antioquia, Nariño, Urrao, Santa Rosa de Osos,
    Rionegro y Sonsòn), Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Imbabura, Morona-Santiago, Limòn, Indanza, Napo, Zamora-Chinchipe),
    Bolivia (Cochabamba, Chapare, Yungas)
  altitude  650 - 2800 m (2145 - 9240 ft)
  habitat 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 1700 m / 5600 ft) :
    Ophidion pleurothallopsis 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    low
inflorescence      length 2 cm (0.8"),  from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 2
  size single flower  0.2 L 0.2 cm  (0.08" L 0.08") - depth  0.7 cm  (0.28")
  duration single flower, ≈ days    
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days 
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