Paphinia herrerae

 Paphinia herrerae 2

Paphinia herrerae                                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Dodson, Calaway Homer
  published in       Icones Plantarum Tropicarum,  ser . 2 6 : pl 565    1989
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus Paphinia  Lindley 1843

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 humid forests in Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe)
  altitude 700 - 1200 m  (2300 - 4000 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Zamora (Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador)  
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 950 m / 3135 ft) :
    Paphinia herrerae b gr uk
  photoperiod in Zamora this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 07 m' to 11 h 53 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade tio low
inflorescence     length 12 - 15 cm  (4.8" - 6"), basal
  nr flowers 2 - 4
  size single flower  20 L 20 cm  (8" L 8")
  duration single flower, ≈ 4 - 5 days  - inflorescence 15 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days
CITES appendix II


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