Aeranthes arachnites

not yet in bloom
Aeranthes arachnites    
taxonomy           described by      (Thouras) Lindley, John 
  published in Botanical Register  10 : t . 817   1824
  Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily Epidendroideae
  Tribe Vandeae
  Subtribe Angraecinae
  Genus Aerangis Lindley 1824
  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 origin Madagascar (Tamatave, Toamasina, Fianarantsoa, Mananjary, Ambahy)
  altitude 16 - 1000 m (53 - 3300 ft)                     
  habitat climate informations from Ihosy (Fianaratsoa, Madagascar)
    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 500 m /1650 ft) :
    Aeranthes arachnithes b gr uk
  photoperiod in Ihosy this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 29 m' to 10 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence      length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendix II


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