Phragmipedium caudatum

Phragmipedium caudatum 

Phragmipedium caudatum                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in      Orchid Review  4 : 332    1896
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Cypripedioideae
  tribe --
  subtribe --
  genus Phragmidedium  Rolfe 1896
  chromosomes 2n = 28 

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 Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Huehuetanango), Nicaragua (Zelaya), Honduras, Panama (Bocas del Toro, 
    Volcan de Chiriquì), Colombia (Antioquia, Sonson), Ecuador (Carchi, Pastaza, Nanegal), Peru (Cusco, Calca, 
    Pasco, Oxapampa, Huanuco, Junin, Puno, Muña), Bolivia (La Paz, F.Tamayo, Cochabamba, Chapare, Vesaqua) 
  altitude 1150 - 2500 m  (2600 - 3800 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Oxapampa (Pasco, Peru)
    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 1800 m / 5940 ft) :
    Phragmipedium caudatum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Oxapampa this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 41 m' to 11 h 19 m'
  life form geophyte in hyumus
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence     length 60 cm (24"), from the base of the leaves 
  nr flowers 3 - 5
  size single flower  37 L 5 cm  (14.8" L 2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 60 days - inflorescence, ≈ 90 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days 
CITES appendix I

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