Sigmatostalix picturatissima

Sigmatostalix picturatissima

Sigmatostalix picturatissima                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Kraenzlin, Fridrich Wilhelm Ludwig
  published in        Das Pflanzenreich  IV . 50 ( Heift 80 ) 312    14 march 1922
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe  Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae 
  genus  Sigmatostalix  Reichenbach f. 1852

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)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins humid forests in Costa Rica, Panama (Chiriquì, Coclè, Veraguas, Chepo, Santa Fè), Colombia (Antioquia, Urrao),
    Ecuador (Morona-Santiago), Peru
  altitude  300 - 1500 m  (990 - 4950 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Urrao (Parque National Natural Las Orquideas, Antioquia, Colombia)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, clima tropicale umido delle foreste pluviali
    (senza stagione invernale, precipitazioni sempre abbondanti)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 900 m / 2970 ft) :
    Sigmatostalix picturatissima b gr uk
  photoperiod in Urrao this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 8 - 10 cm (3.2" - 4"), basal  
  nr flowers 12 - 16
  size single flower 0.9 L 0.5 cm (0.36" L 0.2") - inflorescence 10 L 1.5 cm (4" L 0.6")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 150 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days 
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