Elleanthus furfuraceus

 Elleanthus furfuraceus 1

Elleanthus furfuraceus                                                                                              photo Z 
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  Annales Botanices Systematicae  6 : 480    1862 
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Sobralieae
  subtribe Sobraliinae
  genus Elleanthus  Presl 1827

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 wind swept forests of GuianaVenezuela (Aragua, Lara, Merida, Sucrè, Tàchira),
    Colombia, Ecuador (Ibarra, Carchi), Peru (Junin, Huanuco), Brazil
  altitude 650 - 2800 m  (2145 - 9240 ft)

climate informations from Merida (Merida,Venezuela)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1700 m / 5600 ft) :
    Elleanthus furfuraceus a gr uk
  photoperiod in Merida this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 33 m' to 11 h 27 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 9 - 10 cm (3.6" - 4"), apical  
  nr flowers 42 - 54
  size single flower   0.5 L 0.5 cm  (0.2" L 0.2") - inflorescence  12 L 4 cm  (4.8" L 1.6")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 80 days      
CITES appendix II


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