Zootrophion griffin

not yet in bloom

Zootrophion griffin                                                         
taxonomy described by Luer, Carlyle August
  published in   Selbyana  7 ( 1 ) : 82    1982
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Zootrophion Luer 1982

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)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins humid forests in Ecuador (El Oro, Napo, Zamora-Chinchipe)
  altitude 89 - 1500 m (294 - 4950 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Zamora (Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Zootrophion griffin b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Zamora this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 07 m' to 11 h 53 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
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