Rhytionanthos spathulatum

Rhytionanthos spathulatum                                                                                                                                                                                      
taxonomy described by (Rolfe ex Cooper)  Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Hamer, Fritz  &  Siegerist , Emily S.
  published in        Nordic Journal of Botany  14 : 639    1994 
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae 
  subtribe Dendrobinae
  genus Rhytionanthos Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994
  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 forests in India (Assam, Sikkim), Burma, Laos, Viet Nam, Thailand (Pu Kio, Chaiyapum)
  altitude 1000 - 1600 m  (3300 - 5280 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Gangtok (Sikkim, India)
    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer 
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1300 m / 4300 ft) :
    Rhytionanthos spatulatum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Gangtok this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 49 m' to 10 h 11 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ~ days
CITES appendix II


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