Rhynchostele bictoniense

 Rhynchostele bictoniensis

Rhynchostele bictoniense                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Bateman) Soto Arenas, Miguel Angel  &  Salazar Chàvez, Gerardo Adolfo
  published in       Orquìdea (Mexico City)  n.s. , 13 ( 1 - 2 ) : 147    1993
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Rhynchostele  Reichenbach f. 1852

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
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins humid forests in Mexico (Chiapas, Chamula, Coapilla, Huistàn, Jitotol, Rayòn, Tenejapa, Zinacantàn,  
    Oaxaca), Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Cobàn, Huehuetenango, Barillas, Quichè, Sacatèpequez,  Zacapa), 
    Honduras (Lempira, Gracias), El Salvador, Panama (Chiriquì)
  altitude  1200 - 3200 m  (3960 - 10560 ft)
  habitat climate informations from San Cristobal de las Casas (Chiapas, Mexico)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2200 m / 7260 ft) :
    Rhynchostele bictoniense b gr uk
  photoperiod in San Cristobal this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 05 m' to 10 h 55 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte  
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 140 - 160 cm  (56" - 64"), basal  
  nr flowers 36 - 44, fragrants
  size single flower  4.5 L 4.5 cm  (1.8" L 1.8") - inflorescence  100 L 9 cm  (40" L 3.6")
  duration inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days 
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