Phragmipedium caricinum

Phragmipedium caricinum 2 

Phragmipedium caricinum                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
(Phragmipedium pearcei)  
taxonomy described by (Lindley ex Paxton) Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in        Orchid Review  4 : 332    1896
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Cypripedioideae
  tribe --
  subtribe --
  genus Phragmidedium  Rolfe 1896
  chromosomes  2n = 20 

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 rain forests, riversides, in Ecuador (Quichua, Tarapoto, Rio Napo), Peru (Loreto, Puno, San Martin),
    Bolivia (Beni, Cochabamba, Ichilo, La Paz, Chapare, Santa Cruz), Brazil (Rondonia, Roraima)
  altitude 160 - 1000 m  (528 - 3300 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Bolivia)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Phragmipedium caricinum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Santa Cruz this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 10 m' to 10 h 50 m'
  life form geophyte 
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence     length 60 - 70 cm  (24" - 28"), from the base of the leaves 
  nr flowers 9 - 10, one at a time
  size single flower  15 L 14 cm  (6" L 5.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 days - inflorescence, ≈ 200 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 - 90 days 
CITES appendix I


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