Dendrobium delicatum

Dendrobium delicatulum 

Dendrobium  x  delicatum                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
natural hybrid   Dendrobium kingianum  x  Dendrobium tarberi
taxonomy described by (Bailey)  Bailey, Frederich Manson
  published in      The Queensland Flora  5 : 1527    1902
  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 Australia (Queensland, New South Wales)
  altitude 50 - 1200 m  (165 - 3960 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Goulburn (New South Wales, Australia)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Dendrobium delicatum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Goulburn this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 14 h 18 m' to 9 h 42 m'
  life form litophyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence     length 15 cm (6"), apical  
  nr flowers 8 - 12
  size single flower  2.5 L 2.5 cm  (1" L 1") - inflorescence  11 L 6 cm  (4.4" L 2.4") 
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
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