Kingidium deliciosum

Kingidium deliciosum

Kingidium deliciosum                                                                                                                                                      photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Sweet, Robert
published in  American Orchid Society Bulletin  39 . 1095    1970
family Orchidaceae
subfamily Epidendroideae
tribe Vandeae
subtribe Aeridinae
genus Kingidium  Hunt 1970
  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 India, Viet Nam (Nghe An, Quang Binh, Tay Ninh, Hue), Malaysia (Malacca, Jasin, Senggeh, Selandar,
Hutan Rekreasi Batu Lebah), The Philippines
altitude 13 - 900 m  (43 - 2970 ft)

climate informations from Dong Hoi (Quang Binh, Viet Nam)

    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 450 m / 1485 ft) :
    Kingidium deliciosus a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Dong Hoi this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 09 m' to 10 h 51 m'
life form epiphyte
brightness    low
inflorescence     length 6 - 7 cm  (2.4" - 2.8"), axillary
nr flowers 7 - 9, one at a time
size single flower  1.2 L 1.2 cm  (0.48" L 0.48")
duration single flower ≈ 5 days - inflorescence70 days
time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 - 60 days       
CITES appendix II


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