Bulbophyllum cauliflorum

Bulbophyllum cauliflorum 2

Bulbophyllum cauliflorum                                                                                                                                                                   photo Z

Bulbo cau

Bulbophyllum cauliflorum                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Hooker, Joseph Dalton  
  published in      The Flora of British India  5 (16) : 758    1890
   Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum  Thouras 1822
  Section Desmosanthes  (Blume) JJ Smith 1933
  chromosomes   2n = 42
  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 India (Sikkim, Meghalaia, Khosa Hills, Khasia, Nokhdara, Lava, Algarah forest, Kalimpong, Bengal,  
    Lachen Valley, Sitong, Chungthang), Bhutan (Sipsu, Sipchu), Burma (Kachinn Valley, Nam Tamai Valley),
    China (Xizang, Zizhiqu)  
  altitude 609 - 2200 m (2010 - 7260 ft)          
  habitat climate informations from Bhamo (Kachin Valley, Kachin, Burma)
    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 1400 m / 4620 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum cauliflorum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Bhamo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 37 m' to 10 h 23 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness  partial shade
inflorescence   length 1 cm (0.4"), basal
  nr  flowers 5 - 6
  size single flower  0.6 L 0.6 cm  (0.24" L 0.24") - diameter  2.5 cm (1")
  duration inflorescence, ≈ 6 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 8 days
CITES appendix II


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