Liparis latifolia

Liparis latifolia

Liparis latifolia                                                                                                                                                              photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy      described by (Blume) Lindley, John
  published in The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants  30    1830
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Liparidinae
  genus Liparis  L.C.Richard 1817
  chromosomes   2n = 42
  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 rain forests in Thailandia (Kao Luang, Sritammarat), China (Hainan), Indonesia,
    Malaysia (Maxwell Hills, Sarawak, Monti Hose, Tambunan, Borneo, Sabah, Bario, Marudi, Pa Umor)
  altitude 400 - 1650 m  (1320 - 5440 ft)

climate informations from Kampong Runguh (Sabah, Malesia)

    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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :

    Liparis latifolia a gr uk

in Kampong Runguh this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m', to 11 h 36 m'

  life form geophyte
  brightness partial shade 
inflorescence length 35 - 40 cm  (14" - 16"),  basal
  nr flowers 56 - 72
  size single flower 1,2 L 1,2 cm (0.48" L 0.48" ) - inflorescence 33 L 6 cm (13.2" L 2.4")  )
  duration inflorescence ~ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~30 days
CITES appendix II

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