Ludisia discolor

Ludisia discolor 

Ludisia discolor                                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by von Blume, Carl Ludwig
  published in  Collection des Orchidèes  113    1859
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Orchidoideae
  tribe Cranichideae
  subtribe Goodyerynae
  genus Ludisia  A Richard 1825

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.

native of origins humid evergreen forests in Burma, Thailand (Tung Wa, Satul, Kaw Tao, Surat, Kaw Pa-ngan, Wat Kiriwong),  
    Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam (Ninh Thuan, Quang Binh, Thua, Poulo-Condor, Thien-Hue), China (Guangdong,
    Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan), Malaysia (Borneo, Malaya Peninsula, Palau Tioman, Palau Pemanggil, Johore),
    Indonesia (Sumatra), The Philippines (Palawan)
  altitude 70 - 1800 m  (230 - 5940 ft)

climate informations from Palau Tioman (Pahang, Malaysia)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 950 m / 3135 ft) :
    Ludisia discolor a gr uk

in Palau Tioman this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 10 m', to 11 h 50 m'

  life form litophyte or geophyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 26 - 38 cm  (10.4" - 15.2"), apical  
  nr flowers 14 - 24, fragrants
  size single flower  1.5 L 1.5 cm (0.6" L 0.6") - inflorescence  17 L 6 cm  (6.8" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
CITES appendix II

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