Epidendrum stamfordianum

Epidendrum stamfordianum 

Epidendrum stamfordianum                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Bateman, James
  published in  The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala Synopsis  t. 11    1 sept. 1838
  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 periodical dry forests on large branches, in Mexico (Champeche, Chiapas, Ocosìngo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo,
    Tabasco, Yucatan), Belize, Honduras (Comayagua), Costa Rica, El Salvador (Cuscatlàn, Ahuachapàn), 
    Nicaragua (Boaco, Chinandega, Chontales, Jinoteca, Masaya, Matagalpa, Rivas), Panama (Coclè, Nata),
    Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolivar)
  altitude 0 - 600 m (0 - 1980 ft)

climate informations from Ahuachàpan (Ahuachàpan, El Salvador)

    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 300 m / 990 ft) :
    Epidendrum stamfordianum a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Ahuachàpan this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 56 m' to 11 h 04 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 45 - 52 cm  (18" - 21"), basal
  nr flowers 36 - 55, fragrants
  size single flower  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2") - inflorescence  22 L 8 cm  (8.8" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days   
CITES appendix II


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