Dendrobium aphyllum

Dendrobium aphyllumDendrobium aphyllum 2

Dendrobium aphyllum                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
(Dendrobium cucullatum)  
taxonomy        described by (Roxbury)  Fischer, Cecil Ernest Claude
  published in       Flora of the Presidency of Madras  8 : 1416    1928
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Dendrobium Swartz 1799
  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 origins primary evergreen forests in Bangladesh, India (Assam, Andamane Islands, Suruk, Jholung, Kumsi, 
    Kalimpong, Birik, Kurseong), Nepal, Burma (Moulmein, Tenasserim Range), Bhutan, Thailand, Laos, 
    China, Viet Nam (Lao Cai, Nighe An, Ninh Thuan), Sri Lanka, Maldives, Malaysia (Borneo),
    Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Sunda Islands, Sulawesi), Australia (Queensland)
  altitude 300 - 1800  m (990 - 5940 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ruteng (Sunda Islands, Indonesia)
    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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Dendrobium aphyllum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Ruteng this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 33 m' to 11 h 27 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     sunny
inflorescence    length 1 cm (0.4"), from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 1 - 3, fragrants
  size single flower 4 L 6 cm (1.6" L 2.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈90 days 
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