Paraphalenopsis labukensis

Paraphalaenopsis labukensis 

Paraphalaenopsis labukensis                                                                                                                                       photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Schim, Lambert & Chan)  Shim, Phyau Soon
  published in      Malayan Nature Journal  36 ( 1 ) : 21    1982
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Paraphalaenopsis  Hawkes 1964
  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 in Malaysia (Sabah, Labuk Valley, Mt. Kinabalu, Lohau River, Ranau, Bukit Ampuan)
  altitude  500 - 900 m  (1650 - 2970 ft)   
  habitat climate informations from Ranau (Labuk Valley, Sabah, Malaysia) 
    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 700 m / 2310 ft) :
    Paraphalaenopsis labukensis b gr uk
  photoperiod in Ranau this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 10 - 13 cm  (4" - 5.2"), basal  
  nr flowers 6 - 8, fragrants
  size single flower  6 L 7 cm  (2.4" L 2.8") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration  inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 - 60 days 
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