Dendrobium moschatum var cuprum

Dendrobium moschatum

Dendrobium moschatum, var. cupreum                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by (Buchanan-Hamilton)  Swartz, Olof (Peter)
  published in   Neues Journal für die Botanik  1 : 94    1805
var. cupreum      described by (Lindley)  Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Dendrobium Swartz 1799
  chromosomes   2n = 40  
  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 top of deciduos trees, in Bangladesh, India (Assam, Sikkim, Dehra Dun, Relli-Pala,
    Samalbong forest, Kalimpong), Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand (Doi Sutep, Chiengmai), Laos, 
    Viet Nam, China (Yunnan)
  altitude 300 - 900 (2000) m  (990 - 2970 (6600) ft)
  habitat climate informations from Doi Sutep (Et Roi, Thailand)
    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 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Dendrobium moschatum cupreum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Doi Sutep this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 14 m' to 10 h 46 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence     length 16 - 18 cm  (6.4" - 7.2"), from the upper nodes 
  nr flowers 8 - 11, fragrants
  size single flower  5 L 7 cm  (2" L 2.8") - inflorescence  18 L 13 cm  (7.2" L 5.2")
  duration inflorescence6 - 7 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days   
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