Dendrobium aphanochilum


Dendrobium lawesii alba 2

Dendrobium aphanochilum                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Kraenzlin, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig
  published in      Das Pflanzenreich  1 : 100    1910
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinaee
  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 forests in Indonesia (Moluccas, Ambon, Mt. Salhoetoe, Seram, Makino River, Hotoemeten, Manoesela)
this plant is also sold under the name of Dendrobium lawesii alba
  altitude 800 - 1700 m  (2640 - 5610 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ambon (Maluku, Indonesia)
    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 1250 m / 5800 ft) :
    DEndrobium aphanochilum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Ambon this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 14 m' to 11 h 46 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade 
inflorescence    length 3 cm  (1.2"), from the upper nodes  
  nr flowers 7 - 10, fragrants
  size single flower   2.5 L 2.5 cm   (1" L 1") - depth  3 cm  (1.2") - inflorescence   7 L 6 cm   (2.8" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence length, ≈ 60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 35 days    
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