Pleione hookeriana


Pleione hookeriana                                                           photo  Z
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Rollisson, W.
  published in       General Catalog , Orchids  43    1876 - 1878
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Arethuseae
  subtribe Coelogyninae
  genus Pleione D. Don 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 India (Assam, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalpokhari forest, Ghorkhey), Bhutan, Nepal, Laos (Pu Bia Pu Bia), 
    China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Xizang Zizhiqu, Yunnan, Dali)
  altitude 2100 - 3600 m (6930 - 11880 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Darjeeling (Sikkim, India)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2800 m / 9240 ft) :
    Pleione hookeriana b gr uk
  photoperiod in Darjeeling this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 48 m' to 10 h 12 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte on rocksrhododendrons and bamboo, covered with thick moss, 
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 5 - 6 cm  (2" - 2.4"), basal  
  nr flowers 2 - 3
  size single flower  4 L 5 cm  (1.6" L 2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 days      
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 15 - 20 days 
CITES appendix  II


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