Prosthechea vitellina

Phrosthechea vitellinax56410p Prosthechea vitellina

Prosthechea vitellina                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
(Encyclia vitellina
taxonomy described by (Lindley) 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 cloud forests in Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tenejapa, Coscomatepec), Guatemala (Zacapa), 
    Honduras (Lempira)
  altitude  1600 - 2600 m  (5280 - 8580 ft)
  habitat climate informations from San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas, Mexico)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2100 m / 6930 ft) :
    Prosthechea vitellina b gr uk
  photoperiod in San Cristobal 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 25 - 30 cm  (10" - 12"), apical  
  nr flowers 18 - 21
  size single flower  4 L 3.5 cm  (1.6" L 1.4") - inflorescence  12 L 6 cm  ( 4.8" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence120 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days  
CITES appendix II


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