Bulbophyllum spathulatum

 Bulbophyllum spathulatum 1

Bulbophyllum spatulathum                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy   described by   (Rolfe ex Cooper) Seidenfaden, Gunnar  
  published in Botanisk Tidsskrift  65 : 347 . 1970
  Family Orchdaceae
  Subfamily  Epidendroideae
  Tribe  Malaxideae
  Subtribe  Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum Thouras 1822
  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  origin open broad leaves forests, on tree trunks, in India (Assam, Sikkim), China (Xizang Zizhiqu, Yunnan), 
    Burma Laos (Bolikhamxai, Khamkeut, Dan Khun Ngan, Vientiane, Phou, Khao Khouay Protected Area)
  altitude 300 - 1241 m  (990 - 4100 ft) 
  habitat climate informations from Vientiane (Ventiane, Laos)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 750 m / 2500 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum spathulatum a gr uk 
  photoperiod in Vientiane this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 10 m' to 10 h 50 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness partial shade
inflorescence   lenght  3 cm (1.2"), basal
  flores 6 - 8
  size single flower 0,7 L 0,8 cm (0.28 L 0.32") - inflorescence 1,5 L 4 cm ( 0.6 L 1.6") - spur 1,5 cm (0.6")
  duration  inflorescence ≈ 12 days
  time to bloom from birth ≈ 30 days
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