Diplocaulobium tipula

Diplocaulobium tipula 

Diplocaulobium tipula                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy         described by (Smith JJ)  Kraenzlin, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig
  published in  Das Pflanzenreich  342    1910
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Diplocaulobium  (Reichenbach f.) Kraenzlin  1910

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 at the edge of the rainforests of Papua, common in all parts of the mainland and on most of the nearby islands
  altitude 500 - 1000 m (1650 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from Bulolo (Morobe, 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 750 m / 2470 ft) :
    Diplocaulobium tipula a gr uk
  photoperiod in Bulolo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 28 m' to 11 h 32 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 5 cm (2"), apical  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  8 L 8 cm  (3.2" L 3.2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 6 - 8 hours
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 7 - 8 days 
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