Ascocentrum ampullaceum

Ascocentrum ampullaceum

Ascocentrum ampullaceum                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy         described by (Roxburgh) Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf 
  published in        Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis beihefte  1 : (13) : 975    1st september 1913
   Family Orchidaceae 
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Vandeae
  Subtribe Aeridinae
  Genus Ascocentrum  (JJ Smith) Schlechter 1914
  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 deciduous trees, near watercourses in India (Rambi, Kaljihora, Kurseong, Kumsi, Kalimpong, Sevoke  

    forest, Siliguri, Andamane and Nicobare Islands), Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Thailand, China (Yunnan)
  altitude 200 - 800 m (660 - 2640 ft)                
  habitat climate informations from Ban Nahin (Bolikhamxai, Laos)
    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) :
    Ascocentrum ampullaceum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Ban Nahin this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 13 m' to 10 h 47 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness      sunny
inflorescence     length 5 - 8 cm (4" - 6.4") 
  nr flowers 13 - 20, fragrants 
  size single flower 1,3 L 1 cm (0.52" L 0.4") 
  duration inflorescence ≈ 20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days 
CITES appendix II

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