Prosthechea vespa

Encyclia vespa 

Prosthechea vespa                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Vell.) Higgins, Wesley W.
  published in       Phytologia  82 ( 5 ) : 381    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

rain forests in the Carabbean (Cuba, Dominica Rep.), Guiana (Essequibo), Nicaragua (Chontales,

    Granada), Costa Rica (Limòn,Alayuela, Guanacaste), Panama (Bocas del Toro, Canal Area, Coclè,
    Chiriquì), Venezuela (Amazonas, Apure, Delta Amacuro, Orinoco Bacin), Colombia (Antioquia,
    Briceño, Urrao, Chocò, Cauca), Ecuador (Azuay, Napo, Pichincha, Zamora-Chinchipe, Yacuambi,
    Yantzaza), Brazil (Amazonas, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso), Bolivia (Beni, Itenez, Cochabamba,
    La Paz, Santa Fè, Pando), Peru
  altitude  6 - 2320 m  (20 - 7656 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Barbacena (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1150 m / 3800 ft) :
    Prosthechea vespa b gr uk
  photoperiod in Barbacena this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 25 m' to 10 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence     length 18 - 20 cm  (7.2 - 8"), apical  
  nr flowers 20 - 25
  size single flower  2 L 2 cm  (0.8" L 0.8") - inflorescence  14 L 5 cm  (5.6" L 2")
  duration inflorescencedays
  time to bloom dala birth, ≈ 120 - 150 days
CITES appendix II

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