Sobralia macrantha

Sobralia macrantha

Sobralia macrantha                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy desctribed by Lindley, John
  published in         Sertum Orchidaceum   sub t . 29    1838  (1 jul. 1839)
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Sobralieae
  genus Sobralia  Ruiz & Pavon 1794
  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

silicious soils and leaves debris, in Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Hacienda do Carmen), Belize (Augustine, Cayo),


Guatemala (Cobàn, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Chimaltenango, Escuintla, Huehuetenango, Petèn,


Hacienda de La Laguna, Quichè, Santa Rosa, Sololà, Suchitepèquez), Honduras (Itimbucà, Comayagua,    


Copàn, Potrerillos, Yamaranguila), El Salvador, Nicaragua (Estelì, Jinotega, Granada, Matagalpa), 


Nicaragua (Estelì, Jinotega, Granada, Matagalpa), Costa Rica, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

  altitude 100 - 2540 m (330 - 8382 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Cobàn (Alta Verapaqz, Guatemala)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1300 m / 4300 ft) :
    Sobralia macrantha b gr uk
  photoperiod in Cobàn this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 01 m' to 10 h 59 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 3 cm ( 1.2"), apical  
  nr flowers 4 - 6 one at a time, ≈ every 8 days
  size single flower 16 L 14 cm (6.4" L 5.6")
  duration  single flower, ≈ 3 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 - 25 days 
CITES appendix II

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