Psychopsis kramerianum

Psychopsis krameriana 

Psychopsis kramerianum                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Jones, Henry G.
  published in       Novosti Sistematiki Vysshchikh Rastenii  12 : 141    1975
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Psychopsis  Rafinesque  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 rainforests in Costa Rica (Heredia, Limòn, Puntarenas), Panama (Bocas del Toro), 
    Ecuador (Chimborazo, El Oro, Guayas, Los Rios, Manabì, Talamanca), Colombia
  altitude 60 - 620 m (198 - 2050 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Puerto Limòn (Limòn, Costa Rica)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 350 m / 1155 ft) :
    Psychopsis kramerianum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Puerto Limòn this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 40 m' to 11 h 20 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 35 - 50 cm (14" - 20"), apical  
  nr flowers 1, one at a time for years on the same stem
  size single flower  10 L 10 cm  (4" L 4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 15 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 90 days
CITES appendix II


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