Robiquetia cerina, yellow form

Robiquetia cerina

Robiquetia cerina, yellow form                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Garay, Leslie Andrew
  published in       Botanical Museum Leaflets  23 ( 4 ) : 196    1972
yellow form   color variation
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Robiquetia  Gaudichaud 1829
  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 inIndonesia (Java), Papua, The Philippines (Luzon, Negros, Mindanao)
  altitude 50 - 600 m (165 - 1980 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Bacolod (West Negros, 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 300 m / 990 ft) :
    Robiquetia cerina b gr uk
  photoperiod in Bacolod this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 43 m' to 11 h 17 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 12 - 15 cm (4.8" - 6"), axillary
  nr flowers ≈ 80
  size single flower  1 L 0.5 cm  (0.4" L 0.2") - spur  0.7 cm  (0.28") - inflorescence  6.5 L 3.5 cm  (2.6" L 1.4")
  duration  inflorescence40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 80 days  
CITES appendix II

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