Chelonistele sulphurea var. crassifolia

Chelonistele sulphurea 

Chelonistele sulphurea, var. crassifolia                                                                                                                             foto C. Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by (Blume) Pfitzer, Ernst Hugo Heinrich
  published in      Das Pflanzenreich  137    1907
var. crassifolia    described by (Carr) de Vogel, Eduard Ferdinand
  published in Blumea  30 : 205    1984
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe  Arethuseae
  subtribe Coelogyninae
  genus Chelonistele  (Kranzlin) Pfizer  1907

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 moss oak forests and shruberry in Malaysia (Borneo, Kinabalu, Pahang, Cameron Highlands, Tambunan),
    Indonesia (Padong Highlands)
  altitude  1560 - 2035 m  (5148 - 6715 ft)       
  habitat climate informations from the Cameron Highlands (Pahang, Malaysia)
    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 1800 m / 5940 ft) :
    Chelonistele sulphurea a gr uk
  photoperiod in the Cameron Highlands this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 17 m' to 11 h 43 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   low
inflorescence    length 20 cm  (8"), apical 
  nr flowers
  size single flower  2 L 3 cm  (0.8" L 1.2") - inflorescence  7 L 5 cm  (2.8" L 2") 
  duration inflorescence ~ 20 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈40 days   
CITES appendix II

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