Neofinetia falcata

Neofinetia falcata 

Neofinetia falcata                                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo 
taxonomy described by (Thunberg)  Hu, Hsen Hsu
  published in       Rhodora  27 : 107    1925
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Neofinetia (Thumberg) Hu 1925
  chromosomes 2n = 38
  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 deciduous forests in China (Fujian, Gansu, Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang), Japan (Islands of Ryukyu,
    Kyushu, Yakusima Okinawa and Tanegasima, Houshu, Shikoku), South Korea
  altitude 100 - 500 m  (330 - 1650 ft) 

climate informations from Zigong (Sichuan, China)


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 300 m / 990 ft) :

    Neofinetia falcata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Zigong this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 57 m' to 10 h 03 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    full sun in winter, partial shade summer
inflorescence     length 2 cm (0.8"), axillary
  nr flowers 6 - 8, fragrants
  size single flower  1, 5 L 1.5 cm  (0.6" L 0.6") - spur  4.5 cm  (1.8") - inflorescence  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2")
  duration inflorescence length, ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendice II

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