Hygrochilus parishii, var mariottianus

Vandopsis parishii var mariottana

Hygrochilus parishi var mariottianus                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.)  Pfitzer, Ernst Hugo Heinrich
published in  Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien  2 ( 6 ) : 210    1889
var. mariottianus     described by (Reichenbach f.) Pradhan, Udai Chandra
published in Indian Orchid Journal  2 : 11    1987
family Orchidaceae
subfamily Epidendroideae
tribe Vandeae
subtribe Aeridinae
genus Hygrochilus  Pfitzer 1897

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 deciduous forests in India (Assam), Burma (Ta-Ok), Thailand (north, north-east, west, Chiang Mai),
Viet Nam, Laos, China (Yunnan)
altitude 540 - 1000  (1780 - 3300  ft) 

climate informations from Ruili (Yunnan, China)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Hygrochilus parishii mariottianus a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Ruili this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 36 m' to 10 h 24 m'
life form epiphyte
brightness      full sun 
inflorescence     length 14 cm  (5.6"), axillary
nr flowers 10 - 14, fragrants
size single flower  4.5 L 4.5 cm  (1.8" L 1.8") - inflorescence  20 L 8 cm  (8" L 3.2")
duration inflorescence  ≈ 60 days
time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days 
CITES appendix II


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