Jimensia szetschuanica

Bletilla szetschuanica 

Jimensia  szetschnanica                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
(Bletilla szetschuanica)  
taxonomy     described by (Schlechter),  Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Schultes, Richard Evans 
published in       Botanical Museum Leaflets   18 ( 5 ) : 185    1958
family Orchidaceae
subfamily   Epidendroideae
tribe Arethuseae
subtribe Coelogyninae
genus Jimensia    Rafinesque 1836

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 origin China (Baoxing, Sichuan, Wolong)
altitude 1000 - 1600 m  (3300 - 5280 ft)

climate informations from Zengjia (Sichuan, China)

    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 1300 m / 4290 ft) :
    Jimensia szetschuanica a gr uk
  photoperiod in Zengjia this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 14 h 10 m' to 9 h 50 m'
life form geophyte
brightness   partial shade
inflorescence   length 15 - 25 cm (6" - 10"), apical
nr flowers 5 - 8
size single flower  7 L 7 cm  (2.8" L 2.8") - inflorescence  18 L 13 cm  (7.2" L 5.2")
duration inflorescence length, ≈ 30 days
time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 25-30 days
notes  plant donated by G.A.O. of Milan
CITES appendix II


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