Rhynchostele cordata

Rhynchostele cordatum

Rhynchostele cordata                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Soto Arenas, Miguel Angel  &  Salazar Chàvez, Gerardo Adolfo
  published in        Orquìdea (Mexico City)  n.s. , 13 ( 1 - 12 ) : 148    1993
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Rhynchostele  Reichenbach f. 1852
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (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 in the "paramo", the mixed forests in Mexico (Chiapas, Cintalapa, Oaxaca, Ixtlan, Mixe, Puebla,
    Rayon, Veracruz), Guatemala (Sololà, Choacus, ), Honduras (Ocotepeque, Olancho, Yoro),
    El Salvador, Nicaragua (Estelì, Matagalpa), Costa Rica, Venezuela
    rare plant in the wild 
  altitude 1200 - 3800 m (3960 - 11400 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Panajachel (Sololà, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2500 m / 8250 ft) :
    Rhynchostele cordata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Panajachel this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 58 m' to 11 h 02 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 60 - 72 cm (24" - 29"), basal  
  nr flowers 10 - 13
  size single flower  9 L 8 cm  (3.6" L 3.2") - inflorescence  27 L 12 cm  (10.8" L  4.8")
  duration inflorescence60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days  
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