Dendrobium kingianum

Dendrobium kingianum .1

Dendrobium kingianum                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy         described by Bidwill, John Carne
  published in      Edwards's Botanical Register  30 : misc. 11    1844
  famigly Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Dendrobium Swartz 1799
  chromosomes     2n = 40 - 76  
  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 open forests on the coast, often on cliffs or ravines, in Australia (Queensland, Hunter River, 
    New South Wales, Carnarvon Gorge)
  altitude  0 - 1200 m (0 - 3960 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Builyan (Queensland, Australia)
    Köppen climate classification Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Dendrobium kingianum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Builyan this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 37 m' to 10 h 23 m'
  life form litophyte
  brightness   sunny to full sun
inflorescence     length 12 - 16 cm -(4.8" - 6.4") , from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 4 - 7 , fragrants 
  size single flower  2 L 2,5 cm - (0.8" L 1") - inflorescence  5 L 4 cm  (2" L 1.6")
  duration inflorescence20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 - 60 days      
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