Hygrochilus parishii

Vandopsis parishii

Hygrochilus parishii                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.)  Pfitzer, Ernst Hugo Heinrich
published in  Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien  I ( II - IV ) : 112    1897
family Orchidaceae
subfamily Epidendroideae
tribe Vandeae
subtribe Aeridinae
genus Hygrochilus  Pfitzer 1897
  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 semi-deciduous or evergreen primary forest  in India (Assam, Manipur), Burma, Thailand (Doi Suthep, 
Kemarat, Chieng Mai), Burma (Ta-Ok), Viet Nam (Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa)
altitude 540 - 1000 m (1780 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from Imphal (Manipur, 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 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Hygrochilus parishii a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Imphal this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 38 m' to 10 h 22 m'
life form epiphyte 
full sun 
inflorescence     length 24 cm  (9.6"), axillary
nr flowers 5 - 6, fragrants
size single flower  5 L 4 cm  (2" L 1.6") - inflorescence  L  cm
duration inflorescence60 days
time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
CITES appendix II

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