Osmoglossum egertonii

Osmoglossum egertonii

Osmoglossum egertonii                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
(Cuitlauzina egertonii) 
taxonomy     described by (Lindley) Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
  published in       Orchids . Monatsschrift der Deutschen für Orchideenkunde  10 ( 7 ) : 166    15 october 1916
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily    Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Osmoglossum  Schlechter 1922
  metabolism 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 humid forests in Mexico (Chiapas, Ocosingo, Guerrero), Honduras (Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazàn,
    Distrito Central), Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Cobàn, San Marcos, Suchitepeguez), Costa Rica (Puntarenas), 
    Nicaragua (Cerro El Sangarro, Nueva Segovia), Panama (Chiriquì),Colombia
  altitude 350 - 1820 m (1155 - 6000 ft)

climate informations from Cobàn (Alta Verapaz, Guatemala)


Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1100 m / 3630 ft) :

    Osmoglossum egertonii b gr uk
  photoperiod in Cobàn this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 02 m' to 10 h 58 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness low
inflorescence    length 25 cm (10"), basal
  nr flowers 5 - 7, fragrants
  size single flower  2,5 L 2 cm  (1" L 0.8") - inflorescence  8 L 5 cm  (3.2" L 2")
  duration inflorescence length~ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 90 days
CITES appendix II

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