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Orquídea

Cattleya labiata

Description:

This plant grows in the northeastern area of Brazil, in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. They grow to different sizes depending on the area from which they originate. The plant itself is a medium sized unifoliate (labiate) Cattleya, with a medium sized rhizome. The plant has long leaves, with a tough (coriaceous) consistency because of the aridity in the canopy of trees, due to a short dry season. For water requirements, the plant has a pseudobulb under every leaf to store water and nutritive substances during the short dry season.

Habitat:

This plant is an epiphyte, growing up in trees, where light is plentiful. However, there are also many other places where this plant could grow, such as directly on rock with very little soil.

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1 Comment

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Bella!!!

Mary Ayumi
Spotted by
Mary Ayumi

São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 16, 2012

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