Angraecum sesquipedale

Angraecum sesquipedaleAngraecum sesquipedale 2

Angraecum sesquipedale                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy          described by du Petit Thouras, Louis Marie Aubert 
  published in        Historie Particulière des Plantes Orchidèes  pl . 66 & 67    1822
   Family Orchidaceae 
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Vandeae
  Subtribe Aerangidinae
  Genus Angraecum  Bory 1804
  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 origins on trees near the sea, in Madagascar (Fianarantsoa,Haute Matsiatra, Vatovavy-Fitovinavy, Toliara, Anosy,
    Toamasina, Analanjirofo, Antsiranana) 
  altitude 0 - 700 m (0 - 2310 ft)                   
  habitat climate informations from Amboasary (Anosy, Toljara, Madagascar)
    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 350 m / 1155 ft) :
    Angraecum sesquipedale a gr uk
  photoperiod  in Ambosary this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 40 m' to 10 h 20 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 20 cm (8"), axillary
  nr flowers 1 - 2, fragrant
  size  single flower  15 L 16 cm  (6" L 6.4") - spur 30  cm (12")
  duration single flower 20 - 30 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days 
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