Appendicula reflexa

Appendicula reflexa 2Appendicula reflexa 

Appendicula reflexa                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Blume, Karl Ludwig 
  published in       Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederdandsch Indie  301    1825
  Famigly Orchidaceae
  Subfamily  Epidendroideae
  Tribe Podochileae
  Subtribe Eulophiinae
  Genus Appendicula   Blume 1825

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 India, Thailand, Viet Nam, Malaysia (Kinabalu, Kiau, Pahang, Cameroon Highlands, Taman, Sedia,
    Kalimantan, Apokayan, Borneo), Brunei, Indonesia (Sumatra, Maluku Islands), Papua /(Sepik), Australia,  
    Taiwan, New Caledonia (Mt. Balade), Fiji (Suva), Vanuatu (Lanua Lava), Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal,  
    Kolombangora, Malaita) 
  altitude  20 - 1600 m (66 - 5280 ft)     
  habitat climate informations from Kota Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia)
    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 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Appendicula reflexa a gr uk
  photoperiod  in Kota Kinabalu this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 22 m' to 11 h 38 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence   length 1 cm (0.4"), from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 7 - 9
  size single flower  0.3 L 0.3 cm  (0.12" L 0.12")
  duration inflorescence  ≈ 20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 15 - 20 days
seeds sprout with great ease and spontaneously produce seedlings throughout the greenhouse
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