Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum

not yet in bloom

Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum           
taxonomy described by
(Teijsmann & Binnendijk)  Smith, Johannes Jacobus
  pubblished in  Orchids . Java  487    1905
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Cymbidiinae
  genus  Grammatophyllum  Blume 1825
  chromosomes  2n = 40 

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 rainforests, on large trunks in  Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Celebes), The Philippines
  altitude  200 - 1000 m  (660 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from Margahayukencana (West Java, 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 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum a gr uk
  photoperiod    in Margahayukencana this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny to partial shade
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days       
CITES appendix II


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