Comparettia speciosa

Comparettia speciosa

Comparettia speciosa                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy      described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  The Gardener's Chronicle, new serie  2 : 524    1878
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Onciidinae

Comparettia  Poepping & Endlicher 1836

  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

humid and misty forests in Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe), Peru

  altitude 800 - 2000 m  (2640 - 6600 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Macas (Morona-Santiago, 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 1400 m / 4620 ft) :
    Comparettia speciosa a gr uk
  photoperiod in Macas this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 09 m' to 11 h 51 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ~ days
CITES appendix II


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