Schomburgkia crispa

Schomburgkia fimbriata

Schomburgkia crispa                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in         Sertum orchidaceum  10    1838
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae 
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Schomburgkia  Lindley 1838
  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 Venezuela, Guayana (Corentyn River, Bernice River), Suriname, Colombia, Ecuador, (Napo),
    Brazil, in the "igapòs", border flooded woods (Amazonas, Parà, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, 
    São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo), Peru (Moyobamba)
  altitude  180 - 950 m (594 - 3135 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Sertãozinho (São Paulo, Brazil)
    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 550 m / 1815 ft) :
    Schomburgkia crispa b gr uk
  photoperiod in Sertaozinho this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 24 m' to 10 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness      partial shade 
inflorescence     length 120 - 150 cm (48" - 60"), apical  
  nr flowers 18 - 22
  size single flower  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2") - inflorescence  20 L 18 cm  (8" L 7.2")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 100 days   
CITES appendix II


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