Epidendrum schlechterianum

Epidendrum schlechterianum 

Epidendrum schlechterianum                                                                                                                                      photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Ames, Oakes
  published in  Schedulae Orchidianae  7 : 9 - 10, f . 1    27 mar. 1924
  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 on trees or rocks, in moist or rainforests of the Carabbean, Mexico, Guatemala (Petèn), 
    Honduras (Comayagua), CostaRica (Heredia), Panama (Canal area), Guyana, Suriname, 
    Ecuador (Pastaza), Peru (Amazonas, Bagua)
  altitude 0 - 400 m  (0 - 1320 ft )

climate informations from Mabaruma (Barima-Waini, Guyana)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 200 m / 660 ft) :
    Epidendrum schlechterianum a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Mabaruma this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 32 m' to 11 h 28 m' 
  life form epiphyte   
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 0,5 cm (0.2"), apical  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  2.8 L 1.6 cm  (1.1" L 0.64")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days     
CITES appendix II

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