Polystachya foliosa

Polystachya foliosa 

Polystachya foliosa                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Hooker)  Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in          Annales Botanices Systematicae  6 ( 4 ) : 640    1863
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Polystachyinae
  genus Polystachya  Hooker 1824
  metabolism C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins

semi-deciduous rainforest, in the Carabbean, Mexico (Champeche, Oaxaca), Belize (Cayo, Toledo),             

    Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama (Chiriquì, Coclè, Panamà, Veraguas),
    Venezuela (Apure, Barinas,Carabobo, Lara, Merida, Miranda), Suriname, Colombia (Antioquia,
    Medellin), Ecuador (Napo, Sucumbios), Peru (Junin, Ayacucho,Huànuco), Bolivia (La Paz),
    Brazil (Bahia Almadina, Amazonas, Rio dos Pombos), Argentina
  altitude  0 - 1850 m  (0 - 6100 ft)
  habitat climate informations from San Cristobal (Merida, Venezuela)
    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 900 m / 2970 ft) :
    Polystachya foliosa b gr uk
  photoperiod in San Cristobal this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 30 m' to 11 h 30 m'
  life form epiphyte   
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 40 - 60 cm  (16" - 24"), basal  
  nr flowers 120 - 180
  size single flower  0.7 L 0.6 cm  (0.28" L 0.24") - inflorescence  28 L 7 cm  (11.2" L 2.8")
  duration inflorescence120 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 70 days 
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