Epidendrum difforme


Epidendrum difforme Epidendrum difforme 2

Epidendrum difforme                                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by von Jaquin, Nicolaus Joseph
  published in  Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum, quas in insulis Caribaeis  29    1760
  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 warm cloud forests of Florida, Caribbean (Leeward Islands, Dominica, Guadalupe, Montserrat, Martinique,
    Windward Islands, S. Lucia, St. Vincent), Mexico (Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Chis), Belize (Cajo, Toledo), 
    Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Chimaltenango, Chiquimula, Izabel, Jutiapa, Quichè), Honduras, Panama,
    French Guiana (Rio Oiapoque), Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador (Bolivar, Cotopaxi, Los Rios, Napo),
    Peru (Amazonas, Ayacucho, Huamuco), Brazil (Cearà, Pacoti, Guaramiranga)
  altitude 100 - 2300 m  (330 - 7590 ft)

climate informations from Ravine Acajou (Martinique)

    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) : 
    Epidendrum difforme a gr uk
  photoperiod  in Ravine Acajou this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 57 m' to 11 h 03 m' 
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 1 - 3 cm  (0.4" - 1.2"), apical  
  nr flowers 4 - 6
  misure single flower  2.5 L 2.5 cm  (1" L 1") - inflorescence  6 L 8 cm  (2.4" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 50 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 - 25 days  
CITES appendix II

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