Microsaccus griffithii


Microsaccus griffithii            photo Z
taxonomy described by Seidenfaden, Gunnar
  published in      Opera Botanica  95 : 25   1988 
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Microsaccus  Blume 1825

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 in Burma, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia (Borneo, Gunung Alab, Sabah, Mt. Kinabalu),
    Indonesia (Java), The Philippines
  altitude (0) 500 - 2770 m    (0) 1650 - 9141 ft)

climate informations from Lembang (West 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 / 4950 ft) :

    Microsaccus griffithii b gr uk
  photoperiod in Lembang this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 26 m' to 11 h 34 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 0,5 cm (0.2"), axillary
  nr flowers 1 - 2
  size single flower  0.2 L 0.2 cm  (0.08" L 0.08")
  duration single flower, ≈ 8 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II


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