Epidendrum elongatum

Epidendrum elongatum 

Epidendrum elongatum                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by von Jaquin, Nicolaus Joseph
  published in  Collectanea  3 : 260    1789
  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 Guyana , Venezuela (Amazonas, Anzoàtegui, Bolivar, Lara, Tàchira, Miranda), Colombia (Antioquioa,
    Medellin, Yarumal), Ecuador (Cañar, Azogues, Carchi, Mira, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Loja, Napo, Quijas, 
    Pichincha, Zamora), Bolivia (Cochabamba, Chapare, Larecaja, La Paz, Murillo, Saavedra), 
    Brazil (Paranà, Bahia)
  altitude 700 - 2790 m  (2310 - 9200 ft)

climate informations from Loja (Loja, Ecuador)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1750 m / 5610 ft) :
    Epidendrum elongatum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Loja this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 16 m' to 11 h 44 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte  
  brigthness    sunny 
inflorescence     length 90 - 100 cm  (23" - 40"), apical  
  nr flowers 120 - 160
  size a flower  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2") - inflorescence  15 L 18 cm  (6" L 7.2")
  duration inflorescence up to 180 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days 
CITES appendix II

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