Bulbophyllum bufo

x56186p Bulbophyllum falcatum bufo

Bulbophyllum bufo                                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo 
taxonomy      described by (Lindley) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav  
  published in       Annales Botanices Systematicae  6 : 258    1864
   Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum  Thouras  1822
  Section  Megaclinium  Summerhayes 1935 
  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 forests of Cameroon (Mt. Kupe, Ngomboku, Chide Valley, Buea, Nyasoso), Guinea (Bioko, Plateau de Benva), 
    Gabon, Ghana, Liberia (Zogowi, Ganta), Ivoire Coast, Nigeria (Akure forest, Ondo, Ogoja, Obudu Utanga),
    Sierra Leone, Zaire
  altitude  750 - 990 m  (2475 - 3267 ft)         
  habitat climate informations from Akurè forest (Akure, Ondo, Nigeria)
    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 850 m / 2800 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum bufo a gr uk
  photoperiod in Akurè this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 29 m' to 11 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
nflorescence   lenght rachis 18 - 22 cm  (7.2" - 8.8"), basal 
  nr flowers 22 - 24, one at a time 
  size single flower  0.7 L 0.5 cm  (0.28" L 0.2") - inflorescence  20 L 2.5 cm  (8" L 1")
  duration  the inflorescence, ≈ 40 - 50 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
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