Teuscheria cornucopia

 x55795p Teuscheria cornucopia

Teuscheria cornucopia                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Garay, Leslie Andrew
  published in        American Orchid Society Bulletin  27 : 820    1959
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Teuscheria  Garay 1958

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 cloud forests in Colombia, Ecuador (Cañar, Carchi, Guayaquil, Los Rios, Montañas de Ila)
  altitude 1000 - 1500 m (3300 - 4950 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Guayaquil (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1250 m / 4120 ft) :
    Teuscheria cornucopia b gr uk
  photoperiod in Guayaquil this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 08 m' to  11 h 52 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 6 cm (2.4"), basal
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  2 L 2 cm  (0.6" L 0.6") - depth  2.5 cm  (1")
  duration single flower, ≈ 4 - 5 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 15 days 
CITES appendix II


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