Gastrochilus acutifolius

 Gastrochilus acutifolius 2

Gastrochilus acutifolius                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Kuntz, Carl Ernst Otto
  published in  Revisio Generum Plantarum  2 : 661    5 nov. 1891
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Gastrochilus  D. Don 1825

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 primary moss forests in India (Assam, Khasi Hills, Nagaland, Meghalaya), Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand,
    Viet Nam (Quang Binh, Son Là)
  altitudie 550 - 1300 m  (1815 - 4290 ft)

climate informations from Cherrapunj (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 900 m / 2970 ft) :
    Gastrochilus acutifolius a gr uk
  photoperiod in Cherrapunj this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 409 m' to 10 h 20 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence    length 6 - 8 cm  (2.4" - 3.2"),
  nr flowers 10 - 12, fragrants, axillary
  size single flower   2 L 3 cm  (0.8" L 1.2") - inflorescence  4 L 4 cm  (1.6" L 1.6")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 100 days    
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