Acostaea trilobata

Acostaea trilobata                                                                                                                                                                             

Acostaea trilobata                                                                                                                                                           photo  C.Solimbergo 
taxonomy       described by       Luer, Carl 
published in Selbyana 1 (3) : 216 , f . 43    1975
  Family  Orchidaceae 
  Subfamily Epidendroideae
  Tribe Epidendreae
  Subtribe  Pleurothallidinae
  Genus Acostaea  Schlechter 1923

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 origin mist forest in Ecuador (Napo, Pastaza, Morona-Santiago)
  altitudie 500 - 1800 m (1650 - 5900 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador)

Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest

    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1100 m / 3630 ft) :
    Acostaea trilobata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Puyo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 05 m' to 11 h 55 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence   length 1.5 cm  (0.6"), from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 4 - 6
  size single flower  0.5 L 0.2 cm  (0.2" L 0.08")
  duration single flower ≈ day 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendix II



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