Epidendrum peperomia

Epidendrum peperomia 

Epidendrum peperomia                                                                                                                                                  photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in  Bonplandia  2 : 20    1854
  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 forests in Mexico (Chiapas), Nicaragua (Chontales, Estelì, Jinoteca, Metagalpa), CostaRica (Puntarena, Osa),
Venezuela, Ecuador (Azuay), Bolivia (Santa Cruz)
  altitude 100 - 1640 m  (330 - 5412 ft)

climate informations from Tuxla Gutierrez (Chiapas, Mexico)

    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 900 m / 2970 ft) :
    Epidendrum peperomia a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Tuxla Gutierrez this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 06 m' to 10 h 54 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 1,5 cm (0.6"), apical   
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  2.5 L 2.5 cm (1" L 1")
  duration  single flower, ≈ 20 days      
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 days     
CITES appendix II

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