Encyclia plicata

Encyclia plicata 

Encyclia plicata                                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo 
taxonomy      described by (Lindley)  Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
  published in      Die Orchideen  211    1914
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae 
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus         Encyclia  Hooker  1828 

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           shrubs near the sea in Cuba and the Bahamas 
  altitude   0 - 100 m  (0 - 330 ft)

climate informations from Guantanamo Bay (Guantanamo, 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 50 m / 165 ft) :
    Encyclia plicata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Guantanamo Bay this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 18 m' to 10 h 42 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness     sunny 
inflorescence     length 100 - 125 cm  (40" - 50") , apical
  nr flowers 12 - 16
  size single flower  6 L 4 cm  (2.4" L 1.6") - inflorescence L cm 
  duration inflorescence ≈ 90 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
CITES appendix II

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