publication . Report . Article . 2012

Phenological cycle and floral development of Chloraea crispa (Orchidaceae)

Ursula Steinfort; Mauricio A Cisternas; Rolando García; Hermine Vogel; Gabriela Verdugo;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2012
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal
Abstract
Chloraea crispa Lindl. is a terrestrial orchid endemic to Chile that has potential to be a novel alternative for the cut flower industry. The objectives of this study were to describe the phenological cycle and floral bud development of C. crispa to determine the timing of initiation and differentiation of the spike. During the summer, plants are dormant. The renewal buds are located at the top of the rhizome, next to the buds from which the shoot of the previous season originated. From the end of summer until the end of winter, the plant is in vegetative growth. From June onward, the flower stalk starts to emerge, and flowering and leaf senescence occur during ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Chilean orchid, Orchidaceae, geophyte, orchid florogenesis, orchid phenology, terrestrial orchid, desarrollo floral, fenología orquídea, geófita, orquídea, orquídea chilena, orquídea terrestre, Chloraea crispa, Shoot, biology.organism_classification, biology, Dormancy, Rhizome, Flor, Phenology, Botany
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publication . Report . Article . 2012

Phenological cycle and floral development of Chloraea crispa (Orchidaceae)

Ursula Steinfort; Mauricio A Cisternas; Rolando García; Hermine Vogel; Gabriela Verdugo;