Epidendrum ibaguense forma red



Epidendrum ibaguense rosso 

Epidendrum ibaguense forma red                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by   Kunth, Karl Sigmund 
von Humboldt Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander 
Bonpland, Aimè Jaques Alexandre 
published in       Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (quarto editio)  1 : 352    1816 
forma red color variety
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

USA (California, S.Diego), Mexico (Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz), Guatemala (Alta verapaz, Heuhuetenango,

Petèn, Quetzaltenango), Costa Rica (Cartago, Alejuela), Guyana (Essequibo, Mt. Attarypon), Antigua, Barbuda,

    Venezuela (Amazonas, Zulio, Bolivar, Lara, Tàchira), Colombia (Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, 

Ibaguè (from whichit takes its name this specie of orchid), Darien), Ecuador (Pichincha), 

Peru (Cajamarca, Cusco, Huanuco), Bolivia (La Paz), Brazil (Bahia)

altitude 20 – 3200 m (66 - 10560 ft)

climate informations from Ibaguè (Ibague, 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 ibaguense rossa a gr uk
  photoperiod in Ibaguè this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 17 m' to 11 h 43 m'
life form geophyte  
brigthness    full sun
inflorescence    length 50 – 70 cm (20" - 28"), apical  
nr flowers 38 - 44
size  single flower 3.7 L 3.5 cm (1.5" L 1.4") - inflorescence 20 L 10 cm (8" L 4")
duration inflorescence120 days
time to bloom from birth, ≈ 70 days        
CITES appendix II

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