Promenaea stapeliodes

Promenaea stapelioides 

Promenaea stapelioides                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Lindley, John 
  published in       Edwards's Botanical Register  29 : misc . 13    1843
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Zygopetalinae
  genera Promenaea  Lindley 1843
  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 cooler forests in  Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Organ Mts., São Paulo, Paranà, Santa Catarina)
  altitude 600 - 800 m  (1980 - 2640  ft) 
  habitat climate informations from Petropolis (Mts. Organ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 700 m / 2310 ft) :
    Promenaea stapelioides b gr uk
  photoperiod in Petropolis this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 29 m' to 10 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 4 - 5 cm  (1.6" - 2"), basal
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower  3 L 4.5  cm  (1.2" L 1.8")
  duration inflorescence  ≈ 40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days 
CITES appendix II

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