Scaphosepalum merinoi

Scaphosepalum merinoi

Scaphosepalum merinoi                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Luer, Carlyle August
  published in  Monographs in systematic botany, from the Missouri Botanical Garden   88 : 110 - 111 , f . 24    2002
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Scaphosepalum  Pfitzer 1888

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 forests in Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe)
  altitude ≈ 1400 m (4600 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Zamora (Zamora - Chinchipe, Ecuador)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1400 m / 4600 ft) :
    Scaphosepalum merinoi b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Zamora this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 07 m' to 11 h 53 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brigthness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 10 - 12 cm (4" - 4.8") , from the base of the leaf  
  nr flowers 8 - 12 , one at a time
  size single flower 0.8 L 2.5 cm (0.32" L 1")
  duration  single flower, ≈ 10 - inflorescence, ≈ days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
CITES appendix II

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