Mastigion putidum

x56214p Mastigion putidum 

Mastigion putidum                                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
(Bulbophyllum appendiculatum  /  Bulbophyllum ornatissimum)
taxonomy described by (Teijsmann & Binnendijk) 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

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 forests of south Thailand, and Indonesia (Java ?)
    there are identification problems, and confusion, on this plant
    for Nantya Vaddhanaphuti (Wild Orchids of Thailand, terd ed.) this flower is a Mastigion putidum
    we are successfully cultivated in the temperate house

climate informations from Gunug Kendil (Central Java, Indonesia)


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 1500 m / 1650 ft) :

    Mastigion putidum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Gunug Kendil this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 29 m' to 11 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 7 cm  (2.8"), basal  
  nr flowers 1, smelly
  size single flower  1,5 L 16 cm  (0.6" L 6.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 - 25 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II


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