Osmoglossum pulchellum forma dormanianum

Osmoglossum pulchellum 

Osmoglossum pulchellum forma dormanianum                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
(Cuitlauzina pulchella) 
taxonomy described by (Williams)  Gruss, Olaf  &  Wolff, Manfred
  published in      Orchid Atlas  281    2007
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Osmoglossum  Schlechter 1922

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open atnight.                                   

    (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 moist forests in Mexico (Chiapas, Chisenga, Teopisca), Guatemala, El Salvador
  altitude  1400 - 2100 m (4620 - 6930 ft)

climate informations from Huehuetenango (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)


Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1800 m / 5940 ft) :

    Osmoglossum pulchellum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Huehuetenango this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 01 m' to 10 h 59 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 24 - 28 cm (9.6" - 11.2"), basal  
  nr flowers 4 - 6
  size single flower  3 L 2 cm  (1.2" L 0.8") - inflorescence  8 L 5 cm  (3.2" L 2")
  duration inflorescence60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 70 days  
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