Ceratostylis subulata

 Ceratostylis subulata

Ceratostylis subulata                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by von Blume, Robert Allen
  published in      Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie  7 : 306    1825
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Podochileae
  genus Ceratostylis  Blume 1825
  chromosomes 2n = 40

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins primary forests on trees covered with moss and lichens, in India, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand (Kao Nawng, 
    Ha Thin, Khanh Hoa, Kon Thum, Lang Dong, Ninh Thuan, Quang Binh), China (Yunnan), Malaysia (Pahang, 
    Mt. Ophir, Malacca, Cameron Highlands, Ulu Butung), Indonesia (Mt. Binaya), Papua (Gulf District), 
    The Philippines, Solomon (San Cristobal, Guadalcanal, Malaita), Vanuatu (Undine Bay, Vate, Aneityum,
    Erromango, Samna-Esperitu Santo)
  altitude 30 - 2100 m (100 - 6930 ft)                 
  habitat climate informations from Unpongkor (Erromango, Vanuatu)
    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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Ceratostylis subulata 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 1 cm  (0.4"), from the base of the leaf
  nr flower 1 - 2
  size single flower  1.5 L 1.5 cm  (0.6" L 0.6")
  duration inflorescence lengt days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 days 
CITES appendix II

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