Coelogyne cristata

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Coelogyne cristata                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solombergo
taxonomy         described by Lindley, John
  published in      Collectanea Botanica  ad. pl.    1821
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe  Arethuseae
  subtribe Coelogyninae
  genus Coelogyne  Lindley 1821
  chromosomes      2n = 40 
  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 (Garhwal, Khasi Hills, Lava forest, Todey-Tangta, Kalipong, Kurseong) Nepal, Bhutan, 
    China (Xizang, Guangxi Zhuangzu-Zizhiqu)
  altitude 1200 - 1700 m  (3960 - 5610 ft)         
  habitat climate informations from Lingcheng (Guangxi Zhuangzu-Zizhiqu, China)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1500 m / 4950 ft) :
    Coelogyne cristata a gr uk
  photoperiod in Lingcheng this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 30 m' to 10 h 30 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade 
inflorescence     length 18 - 22 cm  (7.2" - 8.8"), basal
  nr flowers 4 - 6, fragrants
  size single flower  8 L 8 cm  (3.2" L 3.2") - inflorescence  10 L 17 cm  (4" L 6.8")

inflorescence length, ≈ 15 days

  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 140 days             
CITES appendix II


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