Dendrobium nobile var nobilius

Dendrobium nobile var splendens

Dendrobium nobile var. nobilius                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by    Lindley, John
  published in   The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants  79    1830
var. nobilius described by Burbidge, Frederich William Thomas
  published in Garden  24 : 206    1833
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Dendrobium Swartz 1799
  chromosomes   2n = 40

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 primary forest on branches or on limestone rocks covered with moss, in India (Sikkim), Nepal,  
    Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam (Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Kon Tum, Son La, Nghe 
    An, Lao Cai), China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Sichuan, Xizang, Zizhiqu, Mdog, Yunnan)
    and Hong Kong
  altitude 200 - 2200 m (660 - 7260 ft)

climate informations from Liziba (Guizhou, China)

    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 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Dendrobium nobile nobilius a gr uk
  photoperiod in Liziba this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 52 m' to 10 h 08 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness     sunny 
inflorescence    length 2 - 3 cm  (0.8 - 1.2"), from the upper nodes  
  nr flowers 2 - 4, fragrants
  size single flower  8 L 7 cm  (3.2" L 2.8") - inflorescence  8 L 16 cm (3.2" L 5.6")
  duration inflorescence30 - 40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 - 150 days    
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