Schlimmia alpina

Schlimmia alpina

Schlimmia alpina                                                                                                                                                            photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav   &  von Rawicz Warszewicz, Joseph 
  published in       Bonplandia ( Hannover )  2 : 98    1854
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus Schlimmia  (Lindley) Planchon & Linden  1852

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 rain forests in Venezuela (Lara, Trujillo, Yaracuy), Colombia (Antioquia, Ituango, Abejorral, Santander),
    Ecuador (Pastaza, Pichincha), Peru, Bolivia (Cochabamba, Capare, La Paz)
  altitude 1000 - 3048 m (3300 - 10058 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Rionegro (Antioquia, Colombia)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2000 m / 6600 ft) :
    Schlimmia alpina b gr uk
  photoperiod in Rionegro this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 9 - 10 cm (3.6" - 4"), basal, pendulous
  nr flowers 2 - 3, fragrants
  size single flower 2 L 3 cm (0.8" L 1.2") - deep 3 cm (1.2") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 - 120 days 
CITES appendix II


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