Lophiaris bicallosa

Oncidium bicallosum 

Lophiaris bicallosa                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
(Oncidium bicallosum)
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Braem, Guido Jozef
  published in  Schlechteriana  4 ( 1 - 2 ) : 17    24 jun. 1993
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Lophiaris  Rafinasque 1838
  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 damp forests of Mexico (Chiapas, Jitotol, Totolapa, Teopisca), El Salvador (Ahuachapàn),
    Honduras, Guatemala (San Marcos), Costa Rica
    plant rare in nature
  altitude 1450 - 2400 m  (4785 - 7920 ft)

climate informations from San Cristobal de las Casas (Chiapas, Mexico)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1900 m / 6300 ft) :

    Lophiaris bicallosa a gr uk

in San Cristobal de las Casas, this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year,


from 13 h 06 m', to 10 h 54 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 35 - 40 cm  (14" - 16"), basal  
  nr flowers 8 - 12, fragrants
  size single flower  3.5 L 4 cm  (1.4" L 1.6") - inflorescence  L  cm   
  duration inflorescence length, ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days 
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