Phalaenopsis gigantea

not yet in bloom

Phalaenopsis gigantea                                   
taxonomy described by Smith, Johannes Jacobus
  published in       Bulletin de Dèpartment de l'Agriculture aux Indes Nèerlandaises  22 : 45    1909
  family     Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae 
  tribe  Vandeae 
  subtribe Aeridinae 
  genus Phalaenopsis  Blume 1825 
  chromosomes 2n = 38 
  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 primary forests of Malaysia (Sabah, Borneo, Mt. Merutai, Mt. Tiger, Sarawak, Kalimantan),
    Singapore, Indonesia (Java) - now rare or extinct in the wild
  altitude 0 - 800 m  (0 - 2640 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Tenom (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 400 m / 1320 ft) :
    Phalaenopsis gigantea b gr uk
  photoperiod in Tenom this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 20 m', to 11 h 40 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    low
inflorescence      length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
CITES appendix II


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