Bulbophyllum nymphopolitanicum

Bulbophyllum nymphopolitanum 

Bulbophyllum nymphopolitanum                                                                                                                                  photo C. Solimbergo
(Bulbophyllum levanae)  
taxonomy described by Kraenzlin, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig 
  published in       Annales des Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums  30 : 60    1916
   Family  Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe  Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum  Thouras  1822
  Section Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911
  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 in The Philippines (Penay, Luzon, Leyte, Sibuyan Islands)
  altitude 500 m (1650 ft)             
  habitat climate informations from Sibuyan National Park (Romblon, Minaropa, The Philppines)
    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 550 m / 1815 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum nynphopolitanum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Sibuyan this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 49 m' to 10 h 11 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence    length 7 cm (2.8"), basal
  nr  flowers 2 - 4, fragrant, one at a time
  size single flower  6 L 3 cm  (2.4" L 1.2")
  duration single flower3 - inflorescence ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days
CITES appendix II


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