Dendrobium smillieae

not yet in bloom 

Dendrobium smillieae      
taxonomy      described by von Mueller, Ferdinand Heinrich
  published in    Fragmenta Phytographæ Australiæ  6 : 94    1867
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae 
  tribe  Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Dendrobium Swartz 1799
  chromosomes   2n = 38  

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

rainforests open spaces, tangles of branches where they accumulate debris, or on rocks

    in Australia (from Burdekin River to Cape York Peninsula), Papua (Aitape, Bulolo, Sepik, Torres Straits)
  altitude 0 - 600 m (0 - 1980 ft)

climate informations from East Ambunti (Sepik, Papua)

    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 300 m / 990 ft) :
    Dendrobium smilliae a gr uk
  photoperiod in East Ambunti this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 16 m' to 11 h 44 m' 
  life form epiphyte or  litophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendix II


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