Plectrelminthus caudatus

Plecterminthus caudatus 

Plectrelminthus caudatus                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Summerhayes, Victor Samuel
  published in        Kew Bulletin  441    1949
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aerangidinae
  genus Plectrelrninthus  Rafinasque 1838
  chromosomes  2n = 46 
  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 forests of west Africa, in Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea (Nzèrekorè), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone,  
    Gabon (Estuaire, Moyen Ogooue, Ivindo, Lola), Central African Republic (Bamingui-Bangoran), Zaire
  altitude 0 - 1230 m  (0 - 4060 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Nzèrekoèlè (Nzèrekorè, Guinea)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Plectrelminthus caudatus b gr uk
  photoperiod in Nzèrekoèlè this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 30 m' to 11 h 30 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness      sunny to full sun
inflorescence     length 45 - 60 cm (18" - 24"), axillary
  nr flowers 4 - 6
  size single flower  8 L 5 cm  (3.2" L 2") - spur  20 cm  (8") -  inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 - 60 days 
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