Sedirea japonica

Sedirea japonica

Sedirea japonica                                                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Garay,Leslie Andrew  &  Sweet, Herman Royden
  published in       Orchids S. Ryukyu Islands  149    1974
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Sedirea  Garay & Sweet 1974
  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 Japan (Irimote Island, Nago, in Japan this orchid is called Nago orchid, from the city of Nago,
    mountain location in Okinawa, Honshu, Izu Peninsula)
    China (Yunnan, Zhejiang), South Korea (Jeju Island)
  altitude 600 - 1400 m (2000 - 4600 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Nago (Okinawa, Japan)
    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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Sedirea japonica b gr uk

in Nago this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 45 m' to 10 h 15 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 20 - 24 cm (8" - 9.6"), axillary
  nr flowers 8 - 12, fragrants
  size single flower  4 L 3.5 cm  (1.6" L 1.4") - inflorescence  16 L 6 cm  (10.4" L 2.4")
  duration inflorescence50 - 60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 90 days 
CITES appendix II

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