Dendrobium biggibum var compactum

Dendrobium compactum

Dendrobium bigibbum var compactum                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in       Paxton's Flower Garden  3 : 25 f . 245    1852
var. compactum     described by White, Cyril Tenison
  published in Australian Orchid Review  6 : 53    1941
  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 dry areas, on small trees or shrubs, in Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua (Baimuro Swamp),  
    Australia (Cape York Peninsula, Cooktown)
  altitude 0 - 400 m (0 - 1320 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Lakeland Downs (Cape York, Queensland, Australia)
    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 200 m / 660 ft) :
    Dendrobium bigibum compactum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Lakeland Downs this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 2 m' to 10 h 58 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     sunny
inflorescence    length 36 - 48 cm (14.4" - 19.2"),  from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 6 - 16
  size single flower  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2") - inflorescence  20 L 11 cm  (8 L 4.4")
  duration inflorescence60 - 80 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 - 50 days   
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