Epidendrum bracteolatum

 Epidendrum bracteolatum

Epidendrum bracteolatum                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Presl, Carl Borivoj
  published in  Reliquiae Haenkeanae  1 ( 2 ) : 100    1827
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus  Epidendrum  Linnaeus 1763

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 dry forests in Colombia (Baia de Cara), Ecuador (El Oro, Guayas, Manabì), Peru
  altitude 0 - 300 m  (0 - 990  ft)

climate informations from Guayaquil (Guayas, Ecuador)

    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 150 m / 495 ft) :
    Epidendrum bracteolatum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Guayaquil this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 18 m' to 11 h 42 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 30 - 40 cm  (12" - 16"), apical  
  nr flowers 24 - 40, fragrants
  size single flower  2 L 2.5 cm  (0.8" L 1") - inflorescence   L  cm
  duration  inflorescencedays
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days   
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