Rudolfiella aurantiaca

Rudolfiella aurantiaca

Rudolfiella aurantiaca                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Hoehne, Frederico Carlos
  published in       Iconografia de Orchidaceas do Brasil  220    1949 
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Rudolfiella  Hoehne  1944
  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

humid forests, of Caribbean, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela (Amazonas, Apure, Delta Amacuro, Miranda,


Monogas, Sucre), Ecuador (Napo, Sucumbios), Peru, Brazil (Manaus, Itacoatiana, Amazonas, upper Amazon 


River, Uaupès River, Rio Jutaì, Ducke Reserve)  

  altitude 200 - 600 m (660 - 1980 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Guasdualito (Apure, Venezuela)
    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 400 m / 1320 ft) :
    Rudolfiella aurantiaca b gr uk
  photoperiod in Guasdualito this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 29 m' to 11 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade, to low
inflorescence     length 38 - 42 cm (15.2" - 16.8"), basal  
  nr flowers 8 - 10
  size single flower  2.5 L 3.5 cm  (1" L 1.4") - inflorescence  13 L 8 cm  (5.2" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II


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