Restrepiella ophiocephala

Restrepiella ophiocephala 

Restrepiella ophiocephala                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Dunsterville, Galfried Clement Keyworth
  published in  Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated  4 : 266    1st march 1966
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleutothallidinae
  genus Restrepiella  Garay & Dunsterville  1966

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, swamps, in  Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz, Còrdoba, Orizaba,  
    Tezonapa, Zacualpan, Ocosingo, Ocozocoautla, Palenque, Huatusco), Belize (Toledo), Guatemala (Alta
    Guatemala (Alta Verapaz), Honduras, El Salvador (Alta Ana), Nicaragua (Jinotega), Costa Rica (Alajuela,
    Guanacaste, San Ramon, Tilàran)
  altitude 300 - 1900 m (990 - 6270 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ocosingo (Chiapas, Mexico)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1100 m / 3630 ft) :
    Restrepiella ophiocephala b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Ocosingo 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 to low
inflorescence     length cm, from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 1 - inflorescence blooms for years 
  size single flower  0.5 L 0.3 cm  (0.2" L 0.12")
  duration single flower, ≈ 15 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
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