Dendrobium laevifolium

Dendrobium laevifolium

Dendrobium laevifolium                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by Stapf, Otto
  published in      Botanical Magazine  149 : t . 9011    1924
  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

forests, on moss covered trees near the base, in Papua and South West Pacific Islands

    (Maluku and Sunda Islands)
  altitude 360 - 2340 m (1188 - 7722 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ruteng (Sunda Islands, Indonesia)
    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 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Dendrobium laevifolium a gr uk
  photoperiod in Ruteng this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 33 m' to 11 h 27 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     partial shade 
inflorescence    length 1 cm (0.4"), from the apex of leafless pseudobulbs 
  nr flowers 1 - 2
  misure single flower  1.6 L 1.6 cm  (0.64" L 0.64")
  duration single flower, ≈ 180 days   
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 - 60 days  
CITES appendix II


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