Anacheilium cochleatum

Encyclia cochleata 

Anacheilium cochleatum                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Linnaeus) von Hoffmannsegg, Johann Centurius
  published in        ex Linnea 16 (lit.) : 229    1842
  Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily Epidendroideae
  Tribe Epidendreae
  Subtribe Laeliinae
  Genus Prosthechea  (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 origins evergreen or decidous forests, in USA (Florida), Carabbean (Domincan Rep., Roscan Azua), Cuba (Holguin),
    Mexico (Tabasco, Puebla, San Luis Potosì, Campeche, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Querètaro, Quintana Roo,
    Veracruz), Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama (Darien), Colombia, Venezuela (Aragua, Miranda, Zulia),
  altitude 30 - 2000 m  (99 - 6600 ft)         
  habitat climate informations from Mariscala de Juàrez (Oaxaca, Mexico) 
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Anachelium cochleatum a gr uk
  photoperiod  in Mariscala de J. this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 10 m' to 10 h 50 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 50 - 60 cm  (20" - 24"), apical  
  nr flowers 18 - 32, one at a time
  size single flower  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days - inflorescence, ≈ 180 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days 
CITES appendix II


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