Dendrobium bigibbum var phalaenopsis

Dendrobium bigibbum

Dendrobium bigibbum var. phalaenopsis                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy         described by Lindley, John
  published in      Paxton's Flower Garden  3 : 25 f . 254    1852
var. phalaenopsis     described by Bailey, Frederich Manson
  published in A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora  509    1883
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Dendrobium Swartz 1799
  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 semi-arid areas, on small trees or shrubs, in Australia (Cape York, Queensland, Cooktown, 
    Mt. Malloy, Iron Range), southern Papua (Baimuro Swamp)
  altitude 0 - 400  m (0 - 1320 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Quilpie (Queensland, Australia)
    Köppen climate classification : Bsh, steppe hot-dry climate
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 200 m / 660 ft) :
    Dendrobium bigibum compactum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Quilpie this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 45 m' to 10 h 15 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    sunny


length 20 - 50 cm  (8" - 20"), apical
  nr flowers 10 - 16
  size single flower  5 L 6 cm  (2" L 2.4") - inflorescence L  cm
  duration inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days
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