Restrepia brachypus

Restrepia brachypus 

Restrepia brachypus                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  Flora  69 : 554    1886
  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 Venezuela (Merida), Colombia (Antioquia, Condinamarca, Huila, Risaralda, Hurrao, Cauca,
    Chocò,Sonsòn, Rionegro), Ecuador (Carchi, Morona-Santiago, Pichincha, Tungurahua, Zamora-Chinchipe),
    Peru (Huànuco), Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chapare, Ichilo, Yungas)
  altitude 1200 - 3100 m  (3960 - 10230 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Rionegro (Antioquia, Colombia)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2100 / 6858 ft) :
    Restrepia brachypus b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Rionegro this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 6 cm  (2.4"), from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  4 L 1 cm  (1.6" L 0.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 15 - 18 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 days
CITES appendix II


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