Epidendrum paniculatum

Epidendrum paniculatum 

Epidendrum paniculatum                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy descibed by Ruiz, Lòpez Hipolito  &  Pavòn, Josè Antonio
  published in Systema Vegetabilium Florae Peruvianae et Chilensis  1 : 243    december 1798
  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

moist tropical forests in Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Chinquimula, Escuintla, Huehuetenango,

    Peèn, Quichè, Sololà), Belize (Cajo), Costa Rica (Alajuela, Puntarenas), Panama, Suriname, Venezuela,
    Colombia (Antioquia), Ecuador (Azuay, Cañar, Carchi, Loja, Pichincha, Sucumbios, forest of Ingepucara,
    Huasipamba), Peru (Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huanuco, Junin), Brazil (Goias, Paranà),
    Argentina ( Misiones, Ledesma, Guaranì, Iguazù, Oràn)
  altitude 180 - 4000 m  (549 - 13200 ft)

climate informations from Huehuetenango (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)

    Köppen climate classification : Cwb, humid subtropical climate, with hot summer
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1700 m / 5600 ft) :
    Epidendrum paniculatum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Huehuetenango this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 01 m' to 10 h 59 m'
  life form epiphyte or geophyte  
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 25 - 35 cm  (10" - 14"), apical  
  nr flowers up to 100, fragrants - the initial flowering, followed by others secondary
  size single flower  3.5 L 3.5 cm  (1.4" L 1.4") - inflorescence  24 L 23 cm  (9.6" L 9.2")
  duration inflorescence60 - 70 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days  
CITES appendix II


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