Bulbophyllum retusiusculum

not yet in bloom

Bulbophyllum retusiusculum    
(Bulbophyllum micholitzii)  
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav  
  published in       The Gardeners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  1869 : 1182    1869
   Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Malaxideae 
  Subtribe  Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum  Thouras  1822
  Section Cirrhopetalum  (Lindley) Reichenbach f. 1861 
  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 India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand (Doi Sutep, Kao Kuap forest, Krat), Laos (Pu Muten, Chiengkwang, 
    Pu Hua Sua), Viet Nam (Dak Lak, Ha Giang, Kon Thum, Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan, Quang Binh),
    China (Gansu, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Xizang, Zizhiqu, Yunnan)
  altiude 750 - 2440 m (2475 - 8052 ft)          
  habitat climate informations from Fengyi (Yunnan, China)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1600 m / 5300 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum retusiusculum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Fengyi this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 14 h 06 m' to 9 h 54 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence    length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
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