Acanthephippium mantinianum

Acanthephippium mantinianum

Acanthephippium mantinianum                                                                                                                                     photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy      described by Linden, Jean & JulesCogniaux, Celestin Alfred 
published in       Le Journal des Orchidees 7 : 138   1896
  Family  Orchidaceae
  Subfamily Epidendroideae
  Tribe Collabieae 
  Genus Acanthephyppium (Endlicher) Blume 1828
  chromosomes 2n = 48 

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  origin mountainous regions of the Philippines (Cordillera, Luzon)
  altitude 500 - 1500 m (1650 - 5000 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Banave (Cordillera, Luzon, Philippines)

Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)

    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Acanthephippium mantinianum b gr uk
  photoperiod  in Banave this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 09 m' to 12 h 51 m' 
  life form  geophyte
  brightness partial shade
inflorescence   length 10 cm (4"), basal 
  nr flowers   3 - 4, fragrant
  size  single flower 2 L 3 cm (0.8" L 1.2") - inflorescence 4 L 11 cm (1.6" L 4.04") 
  duration 'inflorescence 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
notes                           sandy soil, rich in debris of leaves - does not like repotting
CITES appendix            II

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