Mastigion fascinator

Mastigion fascinator 

Mastigion fascinator                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
(Cirrhopetalum fascinator)  
taxonomy described by (Rolfe) Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Hamer, Fritz  &  Siegerist, Emily S.
  published in      Nordic Journal of Botany  14 ( 6 ) : 637    1994
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae 
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Mastigion  Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994
  metabolism 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 norteast of Thailand, Laos, Burma, Viet Nam, and throughout Malaysia
    there are identification problems, and confusion, on this plant
    for Nantya Vaddhanaphuti (Wild Orchids of Thailand, terd ed.) this flower is a Mastigion fascinator
    we are successfully cultivated in the warm house
  altitude 500 - 1000 m  (1650 - 3300 ft)

climate informations from Lashio (Shan, Burma)

    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 750 m / 2500 ft) :

    Mastigion fascinator b gr uk
  photoperiod in Lashio this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 30 m' to 10 h 30 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 10 cm (4"), basal  
  nr flowers 1, smelly
  size single flower  15 L 3 cm (6" L 1.2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days      
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II

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