Phalaenopsis luddemanniana

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana 

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in        Botanische Zeitung (Berlin)  23 : 214    1862
  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 The Philippines (Manila, Luzon, Apparri, Mindanao, Apayae, Kalinga, Bataan, Rizal, Laguna)
  altitude 27 - 500 m  (89 - 1650 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Apparri (Cayagan Valley, Luzon, Philippines)
    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 250 m / 825 ft) :
    Phalaenopsis luddemanniana b gr uk
  photoperiod  in Apparri this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 13 h 13 m', to 10 h 47 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 30 - 40 cm (12" - 16"), axillary
  nr flowers 2 - 3, fragrants
  size single flower  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration  inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 - 90 days 
CITES appendix  II

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