Restrepia elegans

Restrepia elegans 

Restrepia elegans                                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy decribed by Karsten, Gustav, Karl, Wilhelm, Herman
  published in  Allgemeine Gartenzeitung  15 : 202    1847 
  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 (Mèrida, Aragua, Miranda), Colombia (Santander), Ecuador (Pastaza)
  altitude 700 - 2800 m  (2310 - 9240 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Merida (Merida, Venezuela)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1750 m / 5800 ft) :
    Restrepia elegans b gr uk
  photoperiod   in merida this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 33 m' to 11 h 27 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low 
inflorescence     length 7 cm (2.8"), from the base of the leaf 
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  7 L 2 cm  (2.8" L 0.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ 15 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days  
CITES appendix II


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