Epidendrum catillus

 Epidendrum catillus 2

Epidendrum catillus                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Friederich Richard Rudolf  &  von Rawicz Warszewicz Joseph
  published in  Bonplandia  2 : 112    1854
  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 forests in Colombia (Antioquia), Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Sucumbios, Tungarahua, 
    Zamora-Chinchipe), Peru (Loreto, San Martin)
  altitude 800 - 2400 m  (2640 - 7920 ft)

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 1600 m / 5280 ft) :
    Epidendrum catillus a gr uk
  photoperiod in Medellin this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte  
  brightness    partial shade 
inflorescence     length 50 - 70 cm  (20" - 28") , apical 
  nr flowers 50 - 70
  size a flower  3.5 L 3 cm  (1.4" L 1.2") -  inflorescence  20 L 10 cm  (8" L 4")
  duration inflorescence100 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days
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