Trichoglottis philippinensis var. brachiata


Trichoglottis brachiata

Trichoglottis philippinensis var brachiata                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in       Annals and Magazine of Natural History  15 : 386    1845
var. brachiata     described by (Ames)  Williams, Louis Otho
  published in Philippine Journal of Science  65 : 391    1938
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Trichoglottis  Blume 1825
  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 mangrovie swamps, endemic in the Philippines (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, Palawan, Biliran, Davao,
    Leyte, Agusan del Sur, Quezon, Surigao), Malaysia (Borneo)
  altitude 100 - 300 m (330 - 990 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Surigao (Surigao del Norte, Philippines)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 200 m / 660 ft) :
    Trichoglottis philippinensis b gr uk
  photoperiod in Surigao this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 38 m' to 11 h 22 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brigthness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 2 cm (0.8"), axillary
  nr flowers 1 - 2, fragrants
  size single flower 4 L 4 cm (1.6" L 1.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days - inflorescence ≈ 120 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
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