Rhynchostele bictoniensis forma alba

Rhynchostele bictoniense alba

Rhynchostele bictoniensisforma alba                                                                                                                   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
forma alba   color variation
  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, Sacatepèquez, Zacapa), 
    Honduras (Lempira, Gracias), El Salvador, Panama (Chiriquì)
  altitude 1200 - 3200 m  (3960 - 10560 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Gracias (Lempira, Honduras)
    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2200 m / 7260 ft) :
    Rhynchostele bictoniense alba b gr uk
  photoperiod in Gracias this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 00 m' to 11 h 00 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 70 - 85 cm  (28" - 34"), basal  
  nr flowers 15 - 19, fragrants
  size single flower  4 L 5 cm  (1.6" L 2") - inflorescence  45 L 7 cm  (18" L 2.8")
  duration inflorescence100 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 100 days  
CITES appendix II


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