Isabelia virginalis

Isabelia virginalis

Isabelia virginalis  

                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Barbosa Rodriguez , João
  published in  Genera et Species Orchidearum Novarum    1877
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily    Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laellinae
  genus Isabelia  Barbosa Rodriguez 1854

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 fresh misty forests, among debrits in the crevices of trees, or on sandstone rocks, in Brazil
    (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paranà Capão Grande, Minas Gerais), Argentina
  altitude 690 m  (2277 ft)

climate informations from Ivaì (Paranà, Brazil)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 700 m / 2310 ft) :
    Isabelia virginalis a gr uk
  photoperiod in Ivaì this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 40 m' to 10 h 20 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness low
inflorescence    length 0,5 cm (0.2"), basal 
  nr flowers
  size single flower  1 L 1 cm  (0.4" L 0.4") 
  duration single flower ≈ 5 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 30 days
CITES appendix II

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