Xylobium variegatum

Xylobium variegatum 2

Xylobium variegatum                                                                                                                                                       photo  C.Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Ruiz & Pavon) Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Dunsterville, Galfried Clement Keyworth
  published in        Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated  2 : 342    1961
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Xylobium Lindley 1825
  chromosomes  2n = 40 
  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)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins humid forests in Costa Rica, Suriname, Venezuela (Azoàtegui, Aragua, Carabobo, Miranda), Colombia,
    Ecuador (Los Rios, Napo, Tungurahua), Peru, Bolivia (Pasco, Oxapampa), Bolivia (Cochabamba, Ayopaya,
    Santa Cruz), Brazil (Bahia)
  altitude  600 - 1800 m (1980 - 5940 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Los Tequez (Miranda, Venezuela)
    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 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Xylobium variegatum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Los Tequez this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 41 m' to 11 h 19 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 18 - 20 cm (7.2" - 8"), basal  
  nr flowers 12 - 16
  size single flower  2.5 L 4 cm  (1" L 1.6") - inflorescence  12 L 4.5 cm  (4.8" L 1.8")
  duration  inflorescence15 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 10 - 12 days  
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