Oeceoclades monophylla

Oeceoclades monophylla 

Oeceoclades monophylla                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (A.Richard) Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Taylor, Peter Geoffrey
  published in     Botanical Museum Leaflets  24 ( 9 ) : 267    1976
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Eulophiinae
  genus Oeceoclades  Lindley 1832
  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 forests of Madacascar (Mahajanga, Boeny), Mauritius
  altitude ≈ 200 m  (660 ft)

climate informations from Mahèbourg (Gran Port, Mauritius )


Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 200 m / 660 ft) :

    Oeceoclades monophylla b gr uk
  photoperiod in Mahébourgthis orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 31 m' to 10 h 29 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 15 - 18 cm  (6" - 7.2"), basal  
  nr flowers 9 - 12
  size single flower  2 L 2 cm (0.8" L 0.8") - inflorescence  7 L 4 cm  (2.8" L 1.6")
  duration inflorescence15 - 20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II

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