Stelis itatiayae

 Stelis itatiayae

Stelis itatiayae                                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
  published in       Archivos do Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro  3 : 290    1922
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Stelis  Swartz 1800

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 mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins Brazil (Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Serro do Itaitiaia, Macae de Cima)
  altitude 900 - 1400 m (2970 - 4620 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Serro do Itatiayae (Bairro do Paràiso, Rio de Janeiro, 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 1150 m / 3800 ft) :
    Stelis itatiayae b gr uk
  photoperiod in Serro do Itatiaya this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 29 m' to 10 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence    length 20 - 22 cm  (8" - 8.8"), from the base of the leaves 
  nr flowers 20 - 24 
  size single flower  0,8 L 1 cm  (0.32" L 0.4") - inflorescence  11 L 1,3 cm  (4.4" L 0.52") 
  duration inflorescence ~ 20 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 30 days
CITES appendix II


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