Epidendrum floribundum

Epidendrum floribundum 1
Epidendrum floribundum 2

Epidendrum floribundum                                                                                                                                             photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy     desribed by    von Humboldt, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander
    Bonpland, Aimè Jacques Alexandre
    Kunth, Karl Sigismund
  published in  Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (quarto ed.)  1: 353, 283, t. 86    1816
    some Authors consider Epidendrum floribundum synonymous Epidendrum paniculatum Ruiz & Pavon 1798
    not Eric Hagsaterwho has studied this genus recently (Icones Orchidacearumfascicle 14 - may 2013)
  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 Panama (Balboa, Canal Area), Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brasile (Paranà)
  altitude ≈ 600 m (1980 ft)

climate informations from Jacarezinho (Paranà, Brazil)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 500 m / 1650 ft) :
    Epidendrum floribundum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Jacarezinho this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 32 m' to 10 h 28 m'
  life form epiphyte  
  brightness partial shade 
inflorescence     length 15 cm  (6")  apical  
  nr flowers 12 - 14
  size single flower 3 L 2,5 cm (1.2" L 1") - inflorescence 10 L 10 cm (4" L 4")
  duration inflorescence ~ 60 - 70 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 40 days
CITES appendix II




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