Dendrobium stratiotes

Dendrobium stratioides 

Dendrobium stratiotes                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy         described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in The Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  1 : 266    1886
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Dendrobium Swartz 1799

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 of Papua (Western District, Bensbach), Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Sulawesi, Celebes,
    Moluccas, Halmaeria, Marotai)
  altitude ≈ 50 m (165 ft)

climate informations from Nusa Dua (East Nusa Tenggara, 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 50 m / 165 ft) :
    Dendrobium stratiotes a gr uk
  photoperiod in Nusa Dua this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 37 m' to 11 h 23 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny
inflorescence     length 20 - 35 cm  (8" - 14"), from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 8 - 11
  size single flower 7 L 4 cm  (2.8" L 1.6") - inflorescence  22 L 9 cm  (8.8" L 3.6")
  duration inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 - 100 days      
CITES appendix II

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