Ancistrochilus rothschildianus

Ancistrochilus rothschildianus

Ancistrochilus rothschildianus                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by James O' Brien
  published in       The Gardeners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazzette  41 : 51    1907
   Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Collabieae
  Subtribe Laeliinae 
  Genus Ancistrochilus  Rolfe 1897

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 origins forests in Gabon (Ngounie River), Benin, Ghana (Effiduasi), Guinea ((Nzèrèkorè Lola), Nigeria (Ore,
    Benin, Owen forest Reserve, Ondo), Cameroon (Mt. Kupe, Nyasoso, Bamenda Bu Ketse'e, Muanenguba,
    Nkambe, Ato), Central African Rep. (Sangha-Mbaere, Kongana), Uganda (Budongo forests, Bunyoro)
  altitude  70 - 970 m (230 - 3200 ft)            
  habitat climate informations from Ode (Ondo, Nigeria)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 500 m / 1650 ft) :
    Ancistrochilus rothschildianus a gr uk
  photoperiod  in Ode this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 30 m' to 11 h 30m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 18 - 26 cm  (7.2" - 10.4"), basal
  nr flowers   2 - 4, fragrant
  size single flower  5 L 6 cm  (2" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
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