Renanthera imschootiana

x56225p Renanthera imschootiana

Renanthera imschootiana                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in       Bulletin on Miscellaneous Information , Kew  1891 ( 55 ) : 200    1891
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae  Lindley 1821
  tribe  Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Renanthera  Loureiro 1790
  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 evergreen forests in India (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh), Burma, Viet Nam (Dak Lak, 
    Hue, Dalat, Langbian), China (Yunnan)
  altitude 500 - 1500 m  (1650 - 4950 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Imphal (Manipur, India)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwa, humid subtropical climate, with very hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Renanthera imschootiana b gr uk
  photoperiod in Imphal this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 38 m' to 10 h 22 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 60 cm (24"), axillary
  nr flowers 11 - 13, fragrants
  size single flower  5 L 4 cm  (2" L 1.6") - inflorescence  20 L 9 cm  (8" L 3.6")
  duration inflorescence 50 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days  
CITES appendix I


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