Tainia hookeriana

 x56138p Tainia hookeriana

Tainia hookeriana                                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
(Ania hookeriana)
taxonomy  described by King, George  &  Pantling, Robert
  published in      Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal . Part 2 . Natural History  64 : 336    1895
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily  Epidendroideae
  tribe Collabieae 
  genus  Tainia  Blume 1825
  chromosomes   2n = 40
  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 semi-deciduous forests in India (Sikkim, Teesla Valley, Bengal), Nepal, Burma, Thailand (Dak Lak, Hoa Binh,
    Kon Tum, Lao Chai, Thanh Hoa), Malaysia (Gunung Geriang, Pinang, Kedah, Taiping Hills)
  altitude 300 - 1113 m (990 - 3673 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Udaipur (Bengala,India)
    Köppen climate classification : Bsh, steppe hot-dry climate
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 700 m / 2310 ft) :
    Tainia hookeriana b gr uk
  photoperiod in Udaipur this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 37 m' to 10 h 23 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness     low
inflorescence     length 90 - 140 cm (36" - 56"), basal  
  nr flowers 18 - 26, fragrants
  size single flower 2.5 L 3.5 cm (1" L 1.4") - inflorescence 70 L 10 cm (28" L 4") 
  duration inflorescence60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days 
CITES appendix II


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