Bletilla striata

x54494p Bletilla striata 

Bletilla striata                                                                                                                                                                photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by (Thunberg) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav  
  published in       Botanische Zeitung (Berlin)  36 : 75    1878
  Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Arethuseae
  Subtribe Coelogyninae
  Genus Bletilla  Reichenbach f. 1852-3
  cromosomi 2n = 32, 38, 76
  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

evergreen forests, conifers, meadows, in Birmania, China (Anhui, Fujian, Guansu, Guangdong, Guanxi,


Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Mt. Mangshan, Yizhang, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang, Yunnan, Wolong), 


Japan, South Korea 

  altitude  650 - 1800 m (2145 - 5940 ft)            
  habitat  climate informations from Liziba (Guizhou, China)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Bletilla striata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Liziba this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 52 m' to 10 h 08 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence   lenght 25 - 31 cm (10" - 12.04"), apical
  nr flowers 4 - 7, fragrant
  size single flower  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2") -inflorescence  18 L 10 cm  (7.2" L 4")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
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