Xylobium leontoglossum

x56000p Xylobium leontoglossum

Xylobium leontoglossum                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.)  Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in        The Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  5 : 458    1889
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Xylobium  Lindley 1825

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 Venezuela (Barinas, Tàchira), Colombia (Antioquia, Cauca, Sonson), Ecuador (Azuay, Cañar, Imbabura, Morona-
    Santiago, Napo, Pichincha, Quijos, Quito, Sucumbios, Tungurahua, Zamora-Chinchipe), Peru (Pasco, Oxapampa)
  altitude 1000 - 2820 m (3300 - 9300 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Rionegro Y Sonson (Antioquia, Colombia)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1900 m / 6300 ft) :
    Xylobium leontoglossum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Sonson this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form epifita 
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 15 cm (6"), basal
  nr flowers 22 - 26
  size single flower  2 L 2 cm  (0.8" L 0.8") - inflorescence  11 L 6  cm  (4.4" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 15 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days 
CITES appendix II

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