Pomatocalpa spicatum

 Pomatocalpa spicata

Pomatocalpa spicatum               
                                                                                                                                                                                            photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by van Breda, Jacob Gijsbert Samuel
  published in       Genera et Species Orchidearum et Asclepiadearum  3 : pl . 15    1827
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Pomatocalpa Breda, Kuhl & Hasselt 1829
  chromosomes   2n = 38
  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

primary evergreen forests, in India (Assam, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Sri Lanka, Bhutan,

    Laos, Thailand (Klong Baqatae, Khao Yai, Nam Pong, Nakhawn Nayok), Viet Nam (Lai Chau, Quang Binh),
    China (Hainan), Malaysia (Borneo, Sabah, Tenom Valley, Paling Hills, Pahang, Tembeling, Malaya Peninsula,
    Taiping, Perak, Keningau), Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda, Sulawesii), The Philippines (Palawan)
  altitude 200 - 1900 m  (660 - 6270 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Baturaden (Central Java, Indonesia)
    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) :
    Pomatocalpa spicata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Batureden this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 29 m' to 11 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence    length 7 cm  (2.8"), axillary
  nr flowers 48 - 52
  size single flower  0,8 L 0.7 cm  (0.32" L 0.28") - inflorescence 4 L 2 cm (1.6" L 0.8")
  duration infloerescence ≈ 80 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
CITES appendix II


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