Acriopsis indica

Acriopsis indica                                                     

Acriopsis indica                                                                                                                                                               photo C.Solimbergo 
taxonomy        described by       Wight, Robert  
published in Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis 5 : 20, pl . 1748     1851
  Family Orchidaceae 
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe  Cymbidieae
  Subtribe Cymbidiinae
  Genus Acriopsis  Blume 1825
  metabolism 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 evergreen, decidous or semi decidous forests, in India, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam, Thailand (Kaho Yai),
    China (Yunnan), Malaysia (Pahang, Fraser Hills, Ranau), Indonesia, Tha Philippines
  altitude 0 - 1800 m (0 - 5940 ft)    
  habitat climate informations from Haiphong (Hai Phong, Viet Nam)

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 900 m / 2970 ft) :
    Acriopsis indica b gr uk
  photoperid in Haiphon this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 22 m' to 10 h 38 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   sunny
inflorescence    length 25 - 30 cm  (10" - 12"), basal
  nr flowers 80 - 120
  size single flower  0.7 L 0.7 cm  (0.28" L 0.28")
  duration inflorescence  10 - 12 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days 
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