Encyclia tampensis

Encyclia tampensis 

Encyclia tampensis                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley) Small, Kunkel 
  published in  Flora of Miami  56    1913
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae 
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Encyclia  Hooker  1828

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 USA (Florida Keys, Jampa Bay, North Carolina), Mexico (Yucatan), Bahamas and Cuba
  altitude 0 - 20 m  (0 - 66 ft)

climate informations from Key West (Florida, USA)

    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 10 m / 33 ft) :
    Encyclia tampensis a gr uk
  photoperiod in Key West this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 37 m' to 10 h 23 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 80 - 90 cm  ( 32" - 36"), apical
  nr flowers 8 - 12
  size single flower  3.5 L 3 cm  (1.4" L 1.2") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescencedays 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 70 - 80 days
CITES appendix II

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