Diaphananthe bidens

not yet in bloom

Diaphananthe bidens                              
taxonomy         described by (Afzelius ex Swartz)  Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
  published in      Die Orchideen  593    1914
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aerangidinae
  genus Diaphananthe  Schlechter  1914

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

rain forests of Benin, Ghana (Akrofu, Tawji, Amedzofe), Guinea (Pagalo Island), Guinea-Bissau ,

    Ivory CoastLiberia, Nigeria (Owens-Oguta, Imo, Nekede, Bendel, Sapoba, Oyo, Ibadan forest),
    Centra African Republic (Sangha), Sierra Leone (Nyala), Togo, Uganda (Bunyoro, Budongo forest, ,
    Mengo, Busiro, Entebbe), Cameroon (Mt. Cameroon, Limbe, Nyasoso, Meme, Barombi, Ndangan, Manyu,
    Nyale forest, Ejaghem Lakwe, Mt. Kupe, Korup National Park, Mefou National Park, Manfe, Moliwe),
    Gabon (Nzèrèkore, Lastoursville, Ashanti, Akim, Juaso), Congo, Zaire (Haut-Zaire), Rwanda, Angola
  altitude 9 - 1100 m (30 - 3630 ft)

climate informations from Okigwi (Imo, Nigeria)

    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 550 m / 1815 ft) :
    Diaphananthe bidens a gr uk
  photoperiod in Okigwi this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 22 m' to 11 h 38 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days  
CITES appendix II

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