Anacheilium baculus

 Eucyclia baculus

Anacheilium baculus                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Reichenbach f.) Withner, Carl Leslie  &  Harding Patricia 
  published in       The Cattleyas and Their Relatives : the debatable Epidendrums  49 - 51 , t . 7    2004
   Family Orchidaceae 
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Epidendreae
  Subtribe Laeliinae
  Genus Anachelium  (Hoffmannsegg)  Reichenbach f.  1842
  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 evergreen or decidous forests in Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Pijijiapan, Cuernavaca, Veracruz, Soteapan), 
    Belize (Toledo), Guatemala (Baja Verapaz, Santa Rosa, Suchitepèquez), Honduras (Comayagua, 
    Siguatepeque, Ocotepeque, Yoro), El salvador (Ahuachapàn, Chalatenango), Nicaragua (Estelì, Granada,
    Jinotega, Matagalpa), Costa Rica (Alajuela, Upala) Colombia (Antioquia), Brazil (Minas Gerais)
  altitude 550 - 1900 m (1815 - 6270 ft)  
  habitat climate informations from Medellin (Antioquia, Colombia) 
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Anachelium baculus a gr uk
  photoperiod in Medellin this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     partial shade
inflorescence     length 6 cm  (2.4"), apical
  nr flowers  2 - 3, fragrant
  size  single flower  6 L 8 cm  (2.4" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence40 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 180 days  
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