Phaius tancarvilleae var. pulcra


Phaius tancarvilleae var. pulcra                                                                     photo  Z
taxonomy described by (Banks ex L'Heritier de Brutelle)  von Blume, Carl Ludwig
  published in         Museum Botanicum  2 : 177    1856
var. pulcra described by (King & Pantling)  Karthikeyan, Satavanan
  published in Florae Indicae Enumeratio : Monocotyledonae  163    1989
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Maxillarieae
  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 Malaysia (Sabah)
  habitat climate informations from Kundusang Kinabalu National Park, 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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Phaius tankarvilleae pulcra b gr uk
  photoperiod in Kundusang this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'

life form

  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 70 - 90 cm (28" - 36"), basal  
  nr flowers 10 - 12
  size single flower   6 L 10 cm  (2.4" L 4") - inflorescence  26 L 18 cm  (10.4" L 7.2")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 - 100 days 
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