Symphyglossum sanguineum

Symphyglossum sanguineum

Symphyglossum sanguineum                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Schlechter, Friedrich Gustav 
  published in       Orchis . Monattsschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft  für Orchideenkunde  13 : 9    1919
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Symphyglossum  Schlechter 1919
  chromosomes   2n = 56  
  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 humid forests in Ecuador (Azuay, Cañar, Chagal, Chanchàn, Chimborazo, El Oro, Loja, Pichincha, 
    Pallatanga, Tungurahua, Yalancay), Peru (Cajamarca)
  altitude 720 - 2450 m (2376 - 8085 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Cuenca (Azuay, Ecuador)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1500 m / 4950 ft) :
    Symphyglossum sanguineum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Cuenca this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 10 m' to 11 h 50 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 80 - 100 cm (32" - 40"), basal
  nr flowers 70 - 120
  size single flower 2 L 1 cm (0.8" L 0.4") - inflorescence 50 L 30 cm (20" L 12")

inflorescence40 - 50 days to first flowering, 90 to 120 days, with the secondary

  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 100 days
CITES appendix II


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