Eriopsis biloba

not yet in bloom

Eriopsis biloba                     
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in     Edwards's Botanical Register  33 : pl. 9, 18    feb. 1847
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Eriopsidinae
  genus Eriopsis  Lindley 1847
  chromosomes  2n = 40  

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 rainforests of Belize (Toledo, Cajo), Honduras (Brus Laguna), Guatemala, Costa Rica (Cartago, Turrialba),
    Panama (Chiriquì, Coclè, Panamà), Colombia (Antioquia, Hurrao), Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolivar),
    Ecuador (Cartago, Morona-Satiago, Pastaza), Peru (Amazonas, Bongarà, Cajamarca), Bolivia (La Paz), 
  altitude 0 - 2200 m  (0 - 7260 ft)

climate informations from Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador)

    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 1100 m / 3630 ft) :
    Eriopsis biloba a gr uk
  photoperiod in Puyo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 05 m' to 11 h 55 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days                
CITES appendix II


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