Paphiopedilum spicerianum

Paphio spicerianum 2 

Paphiopedilum spicerianum                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.)  Pfitzer, Ernst Hugo Heindrich
  published in       Pringsh. Jahrb. Wiss. Bot.   19 : 164    1888
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Cypripedioideae
  tribe --
  subtribe --
  genus Paphiopedilum  Pfitzer 1886
  section Paphiopedilum  (Karasawa & Saito)  Arwood 1984 
  chromosomes   2n = 28 - 30 
  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

India (Assam, Barak and Sonai Rivers gorges, Silchar, Mizoram), Burma

    China (Yunnan, Si Mao, Gong Shan, Hong Kong)
  altitude  300 - 1300 m  (990 - 4290 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Aizawl (Mizoram, India)
    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 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Paphiopedilum spicerianum b gr uk
  photoperiod  in Aizawl this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 34 m' to 10 h 26 m'
  life form geophyte  on limestone rocks covered with moss
    bloom induction with a rest in december or january (Lance A. Birk)
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence      length 18 - 20 cm  (7.2" - 8"),  from the base of the leaves 
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  10 L 10 cm  (4" L 4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 120 days      
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days
CITES appendix 


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