Masdevallia coriacea


Masdevallia coriacea 

Masdevallia coriacea                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy    described by   Lindley, John  
  published in   Annals and Magazine of Natural History  15 : 257 : 1845 
  Family  Orchdaceae 
  Subfamily  Epidendroideae
  Tribe  Epidendreae 
  Subtribe  Pleurothallidinae 
  Genus  Masdevallia  Ruiz & Pavon 1794 
  metabolism  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) 
    it is useful give the soluble mineral nutriens, on the roots. 
native of origin cloud forests in Colombia (Boyacà, Guican, Santander), Venezuela, Ecuador (Bolivar, Carchi, Imbabura, Loja),
    Peru (Cusco)
  altitude climate informations from Pisac (Calca, Cusco, Peru)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfc, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with short and cool summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 3300 m / 10900 ft) :
    Masdevallia coriacea a gr uk
  photoperiod in Pisac this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 53 m' to 11 h 07 m'
  life form epiphyte or  litophyte
  brightness  partial shade
inflorescence   lenght 20 cm (8"), from the base of the leafe
  flores 1
  size single flower 3 L 3 cm (1.2 L 1.2")
  duration single flower ≈ 15 days
  time to bloom from birth ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II



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