Doritis pulcherrima

Doritis pulcherrima 

Doritis pulcherrima                                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in     The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants  178    1833
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Doritis  Lindley 1833
  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 evergreen humid forests ,along gullies in wet and sandy soils, in India (Assam), Burma, ThailandCambodia
Laos, Viet Nam (Hannam, Hue), Malaysia (Borneo), Indonesia (Sumatra), China (Yunnan, Hainan)
  altitude 0 - 500 (800) m    (0 - 1650 (2640) ft)

climate informations from Hue (Thura Thien-Hue, Viet Nam)

    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 250 m / 825 ft) :
    Doritis pulcherrima a gr uk
  photoperiod in Hue this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 05 m' to 10 h 55 m'
  life form epiphyte or  litophyte  
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 60 - 70 cm (24" - 28"), axillary
  nr flowers 28 - 32
  size single flower  3 L 2.5 cm  (1.2" L 1")inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence90 - 110 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days   
CITES appendix II

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