Cryptochilus sanguineus


Cryptochilus sanguin

Cryptochilus sanguineus                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by Wallich, Nathaniel
  published in       Tentamen Florae Napalensis illustratae  36 . pl. 26    1824
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Podochileae
  genus Cryptochilus  Wallich 1824
  chromosomes  2n = 19 
  metabolism 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 forests on mossy trees in India (Sikkim, Birch Hill, Dhotray forest, Darjeeling), Bhutan, Burma,  
    China (Yunnan, Xizang, Zizhiqu)
  altitude 1600 - 2600 m  (5280 - 8580 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Darjeeling (Sikkim, India)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2100 m / 6930 ft) :
    Cryptochilus sanguineus a gr uk
  photoperiod in Darjeeling this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 48 m' to 10 h 12 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   low
inflorescence    length 70 - 90 cm  (28" - 36"), basal 
  nr flowers 6 - 8
  size single flower  2.5 L 1 cm  (1" L 0.4") - inflorescence  7 L 7 cm  (2.8" L 2.8")
  duration inflorescence60 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 150 days    
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