Spathoglottis plicata

Spathoglottis plicata

Spatoglottis plicata                                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by von Blume, Carl Ludwig
  published in        Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indië   8 : 401 , pl . 76    1825
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe  Collabieae 
  genus Spatoglottis  Blume 1825
  chromosomes  2n = 40, 42

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

grassland, deciduous or semi-deciduous forest in Bangladesh, India (Assam, Andamane Islands), 

    Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand (Pattani, Banang Sta, Trang, Chawng, La-un, Ranawng), Laos, Cambodia,
    Malaysia (Borneo, Sabah, Bukit Silam, Lahad Datu, Rabatek, Murud, Lawas), Indonesia (Java,
    Sumatra, Moluccas, Sulawesi), Papua (Manus Island, Namatansi, Chimbu), West Irian (Baliem Valley)
    Australia (Queensland), Taiwan, Japan (Ryukyu Islandas), The Philippines, Solomon (San Cristobal,
    Kolombangara, Guadalcanal), Vanuatu (Pentecost), New Caledonia (Kanala)
    has become invasive in the Caribbean and Hawaii
  altitude 50 - 1700 m (165 - 5610 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Batu (East Java, Indonesia)
    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 900 m / 2970 ft) :
    Spathoglottis plicata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Batu this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 30 m' to 11 h 30 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness      sunny to full sun 
inflorescence     length 46 - 50 cm (18.4" - 20"), basal  
  nr flowers 36 - 42 , one at a time
  size single flower 4 L 3 cm (1.6" L 1.2") - inflorescence 9 L 9 cm (3.6" L 3.6")
  duration inflorescence over 200 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days
CITES appendix II


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