Bulbophyllum gracillimum

x56060p Bulbophyllum gracillimum 

Bulbophyllum gracillimum                                                                                                                                             photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Hayata, Bunzô 
  published in      Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam  2 : 132 - 133    1912
   Family Orchidaceae 
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae 
  Tribe Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum  Thouras 1822
  Section Cirrhopetaloides  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 at the base of the trunks, in the forests of Burma, Malaysia,  Brunei, Taiwan, Papua (Auf Baumen),  
    New Caledonia, Solomon (Kolombangara), Fiji (Suva)
  altitude  0 - 150 m  (0 - 495 ft)          
  habitat climate informations from Suva (Central Region, Fiji)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 75 m / 231 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum gracillimum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Suva this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 12 m' to 10 h 48 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   low
inflorescence     length 20 cm  (8"), basal
  nr flowers 10 - 12, fragrant
  size single flower  5 L 2 cm  (2" L 0.8") - diameter 6 cm  (2.4")
  duration inflorescence4 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
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