Aerides odorata 1

Aerides odoratum .1

Aerides odorata 1                                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by (Poiret) de Loureiro, João 
  published in       Flore de la Cochinchine  2 : 525   1790
  Family Orchdaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Vandeae
  Subtribe Aeridinae
  Genus Aerides   de Loureiro 1790
  chromosomes  2n = 38
  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 forests in Bangladesh, India (Andaman Islands, Bagrakot, Kalimpong, Circars, Sukuna forest, Kurseong),

    Nepal, Bhutan Burma, Thailand, Viet Nam (Dak Lak, Ha Tinh, Ninh Thuan, Thua Thien.Hue), China (Guangdong,

Yunnan), Malaysia (Pahang, Cameron Highlands, Ringlet, Borneo, Kalimantan, Malacca, Sempang Ampat),  


Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi), The Philippines

  altitude 150 - 850 m (495 - 2800 ft)     
  habitat climate informations from Palau Tioman (Pahang, Malesia)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 500 m /1650 ft) :
    Aerides odorata 1 a gr uk
  photoperiod  in Palau Tioman this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 10 m' to 11 h 50 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   sunny 
inflorescence   length 30 - 60 cm  (12" - 24"), axillary
  nr flowers  40 - 50, fragrant
  size a flower  3 L 2.5 cm  (1.2" L 1")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 90 days
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