Pelatanthera insectifera

Pelatantheria insectifera 2 

Pelatantheria insectifera                                                                                                                                                photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.)  Ridley, Henry Nicholas
  published in       Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany  32 : 373    1896
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Pelatantheria  Ridley 1896
  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 evergreen forests, on shrubs, in Bangladesh, India (Assam, Darjeeling,  Sevoke forest, Siliguru, Andaman Islands),
    Nepal (Churia Range), Burma, Thailand, Viet Nam (Cao Bang, Hoa Binh, Son La)
  altitude  150 - 1000 m  (495 - 3300 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Cao Bang (Tonkin, Viet Nam) 
    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 550 m / 1815 ft) :
    Pelatantheria insectifera b gr uk
  photoperiod in Cao Bang this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 30 m' to 10 h 30 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 1 cm (0.4"), axillary
  nr flowers 4 - 6
  size single flower  1.5 L 1 cm  (0.6" L 0.4") - inflorescence  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 - 50 days
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