Bulbophyllum grandiflorum

Bulbophyllum grandiflorum

Bulbophyllum grandiflorum                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by von Blume, Carl Ludwig
  published in       Rumphia  4 : 42    1849
  Famigly Orchidaceae
  Subfamily  Epidendroideae
  Tribe  Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum Thouras 1822
  Section  Hyalosema  Schlechter 1911
  chromosomes     2n = 38  
  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 primary rain forests, on tree trunks, in Papua (Highlands, Bouganville Is.), Solomon (Jericho, Malaita,
    Kolombangara, San Cristobal Is., Santa Ana Is.)
  altitude 50 - 500 m  (165 - 1650 ft)             
  habitat climate informations from Panguna (Bouganville Island, Papua)
    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 250 m / 825 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum grandiflorum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Panguna this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to sunny
inflorescence       lenght 20 cm  (8"), basal
  nr flowers 1, smelly 
  size single flower  8,5 L 5 cm  (3.6" L 2") , deep 9 cm  (3.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 days

to bloom from birth, ≈ days

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