Dimorphorchis lowii

not yet in bloom

Dimorphorchis lowii       
taxonomy    described by (Bentham & Hooker f.)  Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in        Orchid Review  27 : 149    1919
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Dimorphorchis  Rolfe 1919

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, on cliffs, often of high trees overhanging rivers' water, in Malaysia (Borneo, Sarawak, Tambunan)
    plant rare in nature
  altitude 100 - 900 m (330 - 2970 ft)

climate informations from Tambunan (Sabah, Indonesia)

    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 500 m / 1650 ft) :
    Dimorphorchis lowii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Tambunan this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 21 m' to 11 h 39 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     sunny to full sun
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days   
notes   need to wrap the roots in sphagnum moss and wet it  4 - 5 times a day -  
grows is very slow
CITES appendix II


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