Restrepiopsis microptera

Restrepiopsis microptera

Restrepiopsis microptera                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Schlechter) Luer Carlyle August
  published in      Selbyana  2 : 200    1978
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleutothallidinae
  genera Restrepiopsis  Luer 1978

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 Colombia (Antioquia,Medellin, Abejornal, Santander), Ecuador (Chimborazo, Morona-Santiago, Napo)
    Peru (Amazonas, Bongarà)
  altitude 1600 - 2500 m ( 5280 - 8250 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Villa de Jumbilla (Bongarà, Amazonas, Peru) 
    Köppen climate classification : Bsh, steppe hot-dry climate
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2000 m / 6600 ft) :
    Restrepiopsis microptera b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Jumbilla this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     low
inflorescence     length 1 cm  (0.4"), from the base of the leaf  
  nr flowers 1 - 3
  size single flower  1.5 L 0.8 cm  (0.6" L 0.32")
  duration single flower, ≈ days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 - 60 days 
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