Specklinia tribuloides

Pleurothallis tribuloides

Specklinia tribuloides                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Swartz) Pridgeon, Alec M.  &  Case, Mark M.
  published in  Lindeyana  16 ( 4 ) : 259    26 dec. 2001
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Specklinia  Lindley 1830
  metabolism 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 evergreen forests, in the Caribbean (Dominican Rep., Cuba, Jamaica, Portland), Mexico (Oaxaca, Ocosingo, 
    Veracruz, Chiapas, Huatusco), Belize (Cajo, Toledo), Guatemala (Izabal, Petèn), Nicaragua (Granada), 
    Costa Rica (Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Golgito, S. Josè, Puriscal), Panama (Chiriquì), Suriname
  altitude 15 - 1580 m (50 - 5214 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ocosingo (Chiapas, Mexico) 
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Specklinia tribuloides b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Ocosingo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 06 m' to 10 h 54 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 0,5 cm  (0.2"), from the base of the leaf 
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  0.2 L 0.3 cm  (0.08" L 0.12") - depth  0.7 cm  (0.28")
  duration single flower days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days  
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