Phragmipedium wallisii

Phragmipedium wallisiiPhragmipedium wallisii 2

Phragmipedium wallisii                                                                                                                                                  photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Garay, Leslie Andrew
  published in       Flora of Ecuador  9 : 24    1978
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Cypripedioideae
  tribe --
  subtribe --
  genus Phragmidedium  Rolfe 1896
  chromosomes  2n = 28 
  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 Colombia,  Ecuador (Carchi, Morona-Santiago, Pastaza, Tungurahua, Zamora-Chinchipe), Peru
  altitude 1000 - 2820 m (3300 - 9300 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ambato (Tungurahua, Ecuador)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1900 m / 6300 ft) :
    Phragmipedium wallisii b gr uk
  photoperiod in Ambato this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 05 m' to 11 h 55 m'
  life form litophyte on granite or lava rocks
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence     length 25 - 30 cm (10" - 12"), from the base of the leaves 
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  40 L 4 cm  (16" L 1.6")
  duration single flower, 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days
CITES appendix I


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