Restrepia antennifera

Restrepia antennifera 

Restrepia antennifera                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by von Humboldt, Friedrich Wilhelm Heindrich Alexander
  Bonpland, Aimè Jacques Alexandre
  Kunth, Karl Sigismund
  published in      Nova Genera et Species Plantarum ( folio ed.)  1 : 239    1815 (ang. (sero) 1816)
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleutothallidinae
  genus Restrepia  Kunth 1816

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)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins humid forests in Mexico, Nicaragua (Jinoteca), Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia (Antioquia, Urrao,
    Nariño, Quebradouar, Santander, Albriquì), Ecuadr (Azuay, Imbabura, Loja, Morona-Santiago, 
    Pichincha, Tungurahua), Peru (Cajamarca), Bolivia (La Paz, Yungas) 
  altitude 1200 - 3575 m  (3960 - 11800 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ambato (Tungurahua, Ecuador)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2400 m / 7900 ft) :
    Restrepia antennifera b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Ambato this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 05 m' to 11 h 55 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 4 - 5 cm  (1.6" - 2"), from the base of the leaf  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  2.5 L 1.5 cm  (1" L 0.6") - depth  2 cm  (0.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ 5 - 6 days      
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 8 - 10 days 


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