Stanhopea oculata

Stanhopea oculata

Stanhopea oculata                                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Loddiges) Lindley, John
  published in        The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants  158    1832
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus Stanhopea  (Hooker) Frost  1829

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 humid forests of Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz), Belize (Cajo, Toledo), Honduras, 
    Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Petèn), El Salvador, Nicaragua (Estelì, Granada, Nueva Segovia),
    Costa Rica, Panama (Coclè, Monagas), Colombia, Venezuela, Peru (Moyobamba)
  altitude  220 - 1300 m (726 - 4290 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Cobàn (Alta Verapaz, 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 1250 m / 4100 ft) :
    Stanhopea oculata 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 epiphyte or geophyte  
  brightness    low to partial shade
inflorescence     length 30 cm (12"), basal  
  nr flowers 5 - 7
  size single flower  10 L 14 cm  (4" L 5.6") - inflorescence  40 L 30 cm  (16" L 12")
  duration inflorescence5 - 7 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 - 25 days
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