Bulbophyllum rothschildianum

Bulbophyllum rothschildianum 1Bulbophyllum rothschildianum 2

Bulbophyllum rothschildianum                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (O'Brien) Smith, Johannes Jacobus 
  published in       Buletin du Journal Botanique de Buitenzorg    sèr. 2,8 : 27    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 forests in India (Sikkim), Thailand, China (Yunnan)
  altitude  in China 1500 - 1600 m  (4950 - 5280 ft)    
  habitat climate informations from Darjeeling (Sikkim, India)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1500 m / 4950 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum rothschildianum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Darjeeling this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 48 m' to 10 h 12 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence    length 12 - 14 cm  (4.8" - 5.6"), basal
  nr flowers 2 - 3, smelly
  size single flower  11 L 2.5 cm  (4.4" L 1")
  duration inflorescence12 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 days
CITES appendix II


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