Bulbophyllum longiflorum


Bulbophyllum umbellatumx56402p Bulbophyllum umbellatum 

Bulbophyllum longiflorum                                                                                                                                             photos C. Solimbergo
(Cirrhopetalum umbellatum Hooker f. & Arnold ex Forster f.)
taxonomy        described by du Petit Thouras, Louis-Marie Aubert
  published in      Historie Particuliere des Plantes Orchidees    1822
  Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily Epidendroideae 
  Tribe Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum  Thouras  1822
  Section Cirrhopetalum  Lindley  1824 
  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 rainforests in  Malawi, Tanzania (Rungwe, Morogoro, Ulanga, Amani, Mt. Sambara, Mahenge, Tanganyika),
    Uganda, Zaire, Zimbabwe, Madagascar (Antananarivo, Analamanga, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Toamasina,
    Alaotre-Mangoro, Anosy, Masoala Peninsula, Ambanizzana), Mauritius (Tamarin Falls), Reunion, Seychelles, 
    Comoros (Ngazidja, Mwali), Viet Nam (Ha Giang, Thua Thien Hue), Malaysia (Sabah, Croker Range), 
    Papua (Agupon, Gwadawada), Australia (Cape York), New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji (Simmonds)
  altitude 0 - 1700 m (0 - 5610 ft)                 
  habitat climate informations from Unpongkor (Tafea, Vanuatu Islands)
    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 850 m / 2800 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum longiflorum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Unpongkor this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 14 m' to 10 h 46 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence     length 30 cm (12"), basal
  nr flowers 12 - 14, smelly
  misure a flower  5 L 1.5 cm ( 2" L 0.6") - diameter 10 cm (4")
  durata inflorescence  ≈ 10 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days 
CITES appendix II


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