Epidendrum medusae

Epidendrum medusae 

Epidendrum medusae                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by

(Reichenbach f.)  Pfitzer, Ernst Hugo Heindrich

  published in Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien  6 : 145    1889
  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 and moist forests of Ecuador (Azuay, Loja)
  altitude 2000 - 2700 m (6600 - 8910 ft)

climate informations from Loja (Loja, Ecuador)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2350 m / 7755 ft) :
    Epidendrum medusae 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
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 1 cm  (0.4"), apical  
  nr flowers 1 - 2
  size single flower  7 L 5 cm (2.8" L 2")
  duration inflorescence60 - 70 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 - 60 days       
CITES appendix II

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