Domingoa haematochila

Domingoa haematochila

Domingoa haematochila                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy    described by Carabia, Josè Perez
  published in      Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Naturel "Felipe Poey"  17 : 143    1943
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily    Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Domingoa Schlechter 1913

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 on small branches, Cuba (Sierra de Linares, Pinar del Rio), Hispaniola, Puerto Rico (Mona Island)
  altitude 0 - 600 (1100) m   (0 - 1980  (3630) ft)

climate informations from Pinar del Rio (Pinar del Rio, Cuba)

    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 300 m / 990 ft) :
    Domingoa haematochila a gr uk
  photoperiod in Pinar del Rio this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 29 m' to 10 h 31 m'
  life form epiphytic
  brightness partial shade
inflorescence    length 4 cm (1.6")from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 1 - 2, fragrants
  size single flower  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2")  )
  duration single flower ~ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 18 days
CITES appendix II

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