Drymoanthus minutus

Drymodarithus minutus 

Drymoanthus minutus                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy      described by Nicholls, William Henry
  published in       Victorian Naturalist  59 : 175    1943
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae 
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Drymoanthus  Nicholls 1943

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 the rainforest, on small trees, in Australia (Queensland, from Cairns to Townvill) and New Caledonia
  altitude  100 - 850 m (330 - 2800 ft)

climate informations from Ingham (Queensland, Australia)

    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 500 m / 1650 ft) :
    Drymoanthus minutus a gr it
  photoperiod in Ingham this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 14 m' to 10 h 46 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brigthness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 1 cm (0.4"), axillary
  nr flowers 6 - 8
  size single flower  0.3 L 0.2 cm  (0.12" L 0.08") - inflorescence  1 L 0.5 cm (0.4" L 0.2")
  duration inflorescence70 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days    
CITES appendix II

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