Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii white

Dendrobium cuthbersonii                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by von Mueller, Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich
  published in      Transaction and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria  24 : 175    1888
  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 on mossy trees or rocks, throughout the main mountain chain in Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Mt. Jaya),
    Papua (Mt. Obree, Laiagam, Bismark Archipelago, Nondugl, Mt. Simpson, Mt. Hagen, Mimika Regency, 
    Hidden Valley, Morobe, Indagen, New Ireland)
  altitude 750 - 3450 m  (2500 - 11400 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Laiagam (Enga, Papua)
    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 2000 m / 6600 ft) :
    Dendrobium cuthbertsonii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Laiagam this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 21 m' to 11 h 39 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte  
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence     length 1 cm (0.4"), basal  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower,  2 L 1.5 cm  (0.8" L 0.6") 
  duration single flower, ≈ 200 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days  
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