Pholidota imbricata

Pholidota imbricata 

Pholidota imbricata                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Hooker, William Jackson
  published in       Exotic Flora  2 : ad , pl . 138
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Dendrobieae
  subtribe Coelogyninae
  genus Pholidota  Lindley ex Hooker 1825
  chromosomes      2n = 40 
  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

rain forests in Bangladesh, India (Assam, Mts. Khasia, Travancore, Periakanal, Nagaland, Koima,

    Baga Panee, Myrung), Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Burma, Laos,Thailand (Doi Sootep, Kao Den,
    Chiengmai, Patalung, Kao Saming, Doi Inthanond), Viet Nam (Dak Lak, Ha Giang, Nghe An,
    Quang Binh), China (Sichuan, Xizang Zizhiqu, Yunnan, Gossain Than), Indonesia (Kanikeh),
    Malesia (Pahang, Sarawak, Siburan), Papua, Australia, Pacific Islands
  altitude 420 - 1829 (2700) m  (1386 - 6036  (8910) ft)
  habitat climate informations from Yuanmou (Yunnan, China)
    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 1100 / 3630 ft) :
    Pholidota imbricata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Yuanmou this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 42 m' to 10 h 18 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte  
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 20 - 44 cm  (8" - 17.6"), apical  
  nr flowers 32 - 45, fragrants
  size single flower  1 L 0.7 cm  (0.4" L 0.28") - inflorescence  15 L 3 cm  (6" L 1.2")
  duration inflorescence15 days
  time  birth to bloom, ≈ 100 - 120 days 
CITES appendix II


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