Amesiella monticola

Amesiella monticola

Amesiella monticola                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Cootes, Jim E.  &  Banks, David P. 
  published in       Orchids of Australia  10 (5) : 26    1998  
   Family  Orchidaceae 
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Vandeae
  Subtribe Aeridinae

Amesiella  Garay 1972

  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 endemic in rainforests of The Philippines (Luzon, Cagayan Valley, Nueva Vizcaya)  
  altitude  1800 - 2200 m  (5900 - 7600 ft)       
  habitat climate informations from Toguegarao (Cagayan Vallewy, Luzon, The 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 2000 m / 6600 ft) :
    Amesiella monticola a gr uk
  photoperod in Toguegarao this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 09 m' to 10 h 51 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 5 cm (2"), basal
  nr flowers 2, fragrant
  size single flower  5 L 6 cm  (2" L 2.4") - spur  10 cm  (4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 - 40 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days 
CITES appendix II

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