Polycycnis barbata

not yet in bloom

Polycycnis barbata                                            
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Reichenbach, Heinrich Richard Rudolf
  published in      Bonplandia (Hannover)  3 ( 15 - 16 ) : 218    1855
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe  Cymbidieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus Polycycnis  Reichenbach f. 1855
  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 Honduras (Olancho), Costa Rica (Cartago, Alvarado, Limòn), Panama (Chiriquì, Coclè, Panamà),
    Venezuela, Colombia (Antioquia, Frontino), Peru (Loreto)
  altitude 160 - 1900 m  (528 - 6270 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Cartago (Cartago, Costa Rica)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Polycycnis barbata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Cartago this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 37 m' to 10 h 23 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendix II


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