Palumbina candida

not yet in bloom 

Palumbina candida                                 
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      Annales Botanices Systematicae  6 : 699    1863
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Palumbina  Reichenbach f. 1863
  chromosomes       2n = 44  
  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 cloud or rain forests in Mexico (Sierra Madre, Chiapas), Guatemala (San Marcos), Colombia (Cauca)
    very rare plant in the wild
  altitude 1600 - 2100 m  (5280 - 6930 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Popayan (Cauca, 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 1850 m / 6100 ft) :
    Palumbina candida b gr uk
  photoperiod a Popayan this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 09 m' to 11 h 51 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendix II


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