Epidendrum longipetalum

Epidendrum longipetalum 

Epidendrum longipetalum                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Richard, Achille  &  Galeotti, Henry Guillaume 
  published in Annales des Sciences Naturelles ; Botanique, ser 3  3 : 22    1845
  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 cloud forests, in Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Hidalgo)
  altitude 1920 - 2500 m  (6336 - 8250 ft)

climate informations from Pachuca de Soto (Hidalgo, Mexico)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2200 m / 7260 ft) :
    Epidendrum longipetalum a gr it
  photoperiod   in Pachuca de Soto this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 20 m' to 10 h 40 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 50 - 70 cm  (20" - 28"), from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 50 - 60, one at a time
  size single flower  9 L 1.5 cm  (3.6" L 0.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 15 days  - inflorescence for years (5 - 8 years)
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 150 - 180 days    
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