Holcoglossum amesianum


Holcoglossum amesianum                                       photo Z
(Vanda amesiana) 
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.)  Christenson, Eric Alstom  
    (Liu, Chen & Chen  2011, as Paraholcoglossum amesianum)
  published in      Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edimburgh  44 ( 2 ) : 255    1987
  family  Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroidea
  tribe  Vandeae 
  subtribe Aeridinae 
  genus   Holcoglossum  Schlechter 1919
  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 primary forests in India (Assam) , Burma, Laos (Xieng Khouang), Thailand, Viet Nam, China (Yunnan, Lai Chau)
  altitude  1200 - 2000 m  (2000 - 6600 ft)

climate informations from Muong Bu (Muong Valley, Dien Bien, Viet Nam)

    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 1600 m / 5280 ft) :
    Holcoglossum amesianum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Muong Bu this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 29 m' to 10 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brigthness    partial shade
inflorescence    length 30 - 60 cm  (12" - 24"), axillary
  nr flowers 6 - 8, fragrants
  size single flower  3.5 L 3.7 cm  (1.4" L 1.5") - inflorescence 15 L 7 cm (6 L 2.8")
  duration inflorescence60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days        
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