Ornithophora radicans

Ornithophora radicans 

Ornithophora radicans                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
(Sigmatostalix radicans)   
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f) Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Pabst , Guido Frederico João
  published in       Orquidea (Nitero)  13 : 50    1951
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Ornithophora  Barbosa Rodriguez 1882
  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

near the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Paranà, Morges do Rio Bariguìm, Curitiba,


Porto Dom Pedro, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro,São Paulo, Iguape, Morro das Pedras, Paranapiacaba,


Santa Catarina, Lontras, Salto do Pilão, Rio do Sul)

  altitude 0 - 400 m (0 - 1320 ft)

climate informations from Jacarezinho (Paranà, Brazil)


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 200 m / 660 ft) :

    Ornithophora radicans b gr uk
  photoperiod in Jacarezinho this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 32 m' to 10 h 28 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 10 - 12 cm (4" - 4.8"), basal  
  nr flowers 9 - 12, fragrants
  size single flower  0.7 L 0.7 cm  (0.28" L 0.28") - inflorescence  6 L 3 cm  (2.4" L 1.2")
  duration  inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days  
CITES appendix II


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