Lepanthes amphioxa

Lepanthes amphioxa

Lepanthes amphioxa                                                                                                                                                                         photo Z
taxonomy      desribed by   Luer, Carlyle August & Hirtz, Alexander C.
  published in Monographs in systematic botany, from the Missouri Botanical Garden 61 ( 3 ) : 35, f . 11   1996
  family             Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  genus Lepanthes  Swartz 1799

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013) 
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins clouds forests of the Andes in Ecuador
  altitude (1000) 1250 - 2100 m (3300 ft)  (4125 - 6930 ft) 

climate informations from Esmeraldas (Esmeraldas, Ecuador)


Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a long dry season and a rainy season


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1500 m / 4950 ft) :

    Lepanthes amphioxa a gr uk

in Esmeraldas this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 02 m', to 11 h 58 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness low
inflorescence    length 0,5 cm (0.2"), from the base of the leave
  nr flowers  
  size single flower 0,7 L 0,4 cm (0.28" L 0.16")
  duration single flower ~   - inflorescence ~
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 40 days
CITES appendix  

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