Aerangis luteoalba, var. rhodosticta

Aerangis luteo-alba

Aerangis luteoalbavar. rhodosticta                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by      (Kranzlin) Schlechter, Friderich Richard Rudolf 
  published in      Botanischen Centralblatt, beihefte  36 : 118    1918 
var. rhodosticta    described by (Kranzlin) Stewart , Joce L. 1979
  published in Kew Bulletin  34 : 310    1979 
  Family  Orchidaceae
  Subfamily    Epidendroideae
  Tribe Vandeae
  Subtribe Aerangidinae
  Genus Aerangis  Reichenbach f. 1865
  chromosomes 2n = 42  
  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 rain forests, on shrubs or small trees, often near rivers, in Tanzania (Kagera, Bukoba, Rural), 
Congo (l'Equateur), Cameroon (Yaùnde), Ethiopia, Uganda
  altitude 800 - 2000 m (2600 - 6600 ft)                        
  habitat climate informations from Paidha (Northern Region, Uganga)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1500 m /4950 ft) :
    Aerangis luteoalba b gr uk
  photoperiod in Paidha this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 09 m' to 11 h 51 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness partial shade
inflorescence length 24 - 28 cm (9.6" - 11,2"), axillary
  nr flowers 12 - 17, fragrant
  size single flower  2 L 1.5 cm  (0.8" L 0.6") - inflorescence  8 L 4.5 cm  (3.2" L 1.8")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 70 - 80 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days
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