Prosthechea radiata

Encyclia radiata 

Prosthechea radiata                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
(Encyclia radiata
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Higgins, Wesley W.
  published in      Phytologia  82 ( 5 ) : 380    1997 ( 1998 )
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Prostechea  Knowles & Westcott 1838
  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 evergreen forests in Mexico (Champeche, Chiapas, Ocosingo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco,
    Tila, Tehuantepec), Belize, Guatemala (Petèn, Sacatepèquez, Zacapa), Honduras (Cortes, Comayagua,
    Ocotepeque, Ilama), El Salvador (Metapan), Nicaragua (Jinoteca)
  altitude 0 - 2100 m (0 - 6930 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ocosingo (Chiapas, Mexico)  
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Prosthechea radiata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Ocosingo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 06 m' to 10 h 54 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 12 - 15 cm  (4.8" - 6"), apical  
  nr flowers 12 - 16
  size single flower  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2") - inflorescence  11 L 8 cm  (4.4" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence30 - 40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days 
CITES appendix II

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