Epidendrum radicans

Epidendrum radicans 

Epidendrum radicans                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Pavòn, Josè Antonio
  published in  The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants  104   jul 1831
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Epidendrum  Linneaus 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 open areas between the grass, forestsin  Mexico (Tanetze, Comaltepeque), El Salvador (La Libertad),
    Guatemala (Baja Verapaz, Huehuetenango, Nenton), Honduras (Atlantida, Colon, Comayagua, Cortes,
    El Paraiso), Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Guanacaste, Tilaram, Heredia, Puntarenas, Cartago, Alajuela, Upala,
    El Guarco, Paraiso), Panama, Colombia (Antioquia, Urrao, Heliconia, Valle del Cauca, La Cumbre), Venezuela
  altitude 50 - 2300 m  (165 - 7590 ft)

climate informations from Cali (Valle del Cauca, Colombia)

    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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Epidendrum radicans a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Cali this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 13 m' to 11 h 47 m'
  life form litophyte or  geophyte  
  brightness      full sun 
inflorescence     length 46 - 50 cm  (18.4" - 20"), apical  
  nr flowers 48 - 60
  size single flower  3.5 L 4 cm  (1.4" L 1.6") - inflorescence  8 L 10 cm  (3.2" L 4")
  duration inflorescence100 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 180 days    
CITES appendix II

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