Neobathiea filicornu

Neobathiea filicornu 

Neobathiea filicornu                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
(Neobathiea grandidierana
taxonomy described by Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf 
  published in       Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, beihefte  33 : 360    1925
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Angraecinae
  genus Neobathiea  Schlechter 1925

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 Madagascar (Toamasina, Alaotra-Mangoro, Fianarantsoa, Ambositra on Itremo Massif, Toliara, 
    forest of Sainte Luce), Comoros (Njoumbadjiou)
  altitude 30 - 1650 m  (99 - 5445 ft)

climate informations from Ihosy (Fianaratsoa, Madagascar)


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 850 m / 2800 ft) :

    Neobathiea filicornu b gr uk
  photoperiod in Ihosy this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 29 m' to 10 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 3 cm (1.2"), axillary
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  1.2 L 2 cm  (0.48" L 0.8") - spur  9 cm  (3.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 50 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80-90 days
CITES appendix II


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