Bulbophyllum curtisii

x53123 Bulbophyllum curtisii

Bulbophyllum curtisii                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
(Bulbophyllum purpurascens)   
taxonomy        described by (Hooker f.)  Smith, Johannes Jacobus
  published in       Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg   sér. 2 8 : 23    1912
  Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum  Thouras  1822
  Section Recurvae  Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994
  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 among the mangroves in Thailand, Burma (Shan), Malaysia (Borneo), Singapore, Indonesia (Sumatra)  
  altitude 900 - 1700 m (2970 - 5610 ft)            
  habitat climate informations from Taunggyi (Shan, 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 1300 m / 4290 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum curtisii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Taunggyi this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 22 m' to 10 h 38 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence    length 9 - 13 cm (3.6" - 5.2"), basal
  nr flowers 11 - 13
  size single flower 1.7 L 0.5 cm (0.7" L 0.2") - diameter 3 cm (1.2")
  duration inflorescence about  4 - 5 days
  time  from birth to bloom, 20 days
CITES appendix II

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