Dendrobium capitulifloruum

Dendrobium capituliflorum

Dendrobium capitulifolium                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Rolfe, Robert Allen
  publushed in       Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew  146    1901
  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 rainforests on the coast in the Solomon Islands, Papua, Pacific Islands
  altitude 5 - 870 m (16 - 2871 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Unpongkor (Tafea, Vanuatu)
    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 450 m / 1785 ft) :
    Dendrobium capitulifolium a gr uk
  photoperiod in Unpongkor this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 14 m' to 10 h 46 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness     sunny
inflorescence   length 4 cm (1.6"), from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 12 - 14
  size single flower  0,8 L 0,5 cm  (0.32" L 0.2") - inflorescence  2,5 L 2,5 cm  (1" L 1")
  duration  ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, 60 days
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