Epidendrum ilense

Epidendrum ilense 

Epidendrum ilense                                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Dodson, Calaway Homer
  published in  Selbiana  2 ( 1 ) : 51    1977
  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 humid tropical forest, in Ecuador (Hill Lla, Cotopaxi, Los Rios, Pichincha))
  altitude 150 - 700 m  (495 - 2310 ft)

climate informations from Quevedo (Los Rios, 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 425 m / 1320 ft) :
    Epidendrum ilense a gr uk
  photoperiod in Quevedo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 04 m' to 11 h 56 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 2 - 3 cm  (0.8" - 1.2"), apical  
  nr flowers 1 - 3, fragrants
  size single flower  3 L 2.6 cm (1.2" L 1")
  duration inflorescence12 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 60 days
notes   do not cut the inflorescence, blooms several times' year, for several years
CITES apendix II

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