Thrixpermum formosanum

Trixpermum formosanum

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Thrixspermum formosanum                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Hayata)  Schlechter, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
  published in        Repertorium Specierum Regni Vegetabilis, beihefte  4 : 273    1919
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe  Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Trixpermum  Loureiro 1790
  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 Viet Nam ? (Quang Binh), Taiwan
  altitude 550 - 1000 m (1815 - 3300 ft) 
  habitat climate informations from Changhua (Taiwan)
    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 750 m / 2500 ft) :
    Thrixspermum formosanum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Changhua this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 36 m' to 10 h 24 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence      length 6 cm (2.4"), axillary
  nr flowers 32 - 40 one at a time
  size single flower 1.5 L 1.5 cm (0.6" L 0.6")
  duration  single flower, ≈ 48 hours   
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendix II

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