Phaius tancarvilleae

Phaius tankervilleae 

Phaius tancarvilleae                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Banks ex L' Heritier de Brutelle)  von Blume, Carl Ludwig
  published in       Museum Botanicum  2 : 177    1856
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Collabieae
  subtribe Collabiinae
  genus Phaius  Lourierio 1790
  chromosomes 2n = 38, 44 
  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 swampy areas, woods and grasslads in Madagascar (Soanilrana Ivongo), India (Sikkim, Darjeeling,
    SAmalbong, Pudung, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Mirik), Burma (Hookon Vallwey), Thailand (Dansai, Lôi,
    Doi Sutep, Chiengmai), China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guanxi, Hainan, Yunnan), Hong Kong (Mt. Parker),
    Taiwan, Indonesia (Sulawesi, Kobipoto), Australia (Queensland), Papua, Solomon (Kwaio)
  altitude 250 - 1300 (1800) m  (825 - 4290  (5940)  ft)

climate informations from Lanyu (The Orchid Island, Taiwan)


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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Phaius tankarvilleae b gr uk
  photoperiod in Lanyu this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 28 m' to 10 h 32 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 120 - 130 cm (48" - 52"), basal  
  nr flowers 12 - 14
  size single flower  6 L 12 cm  (2.4" L 4.8") - inflorescence,  L  cm
  duration inflorescence, ≈ 45 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 - 100 days
CITES appendix  II


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