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Thursday, 24 May 2012

FFF27 - CYMBIDIUM ORCHID

Cymbidium (or "boat orchids"), is a genus of 52 evergreen species in the orchid family Orchidaceae. It was first described by Olof Swartz in 1799. The name is derived from the Greek word kumbos, meaning 'hole, cavity'. It refers to the form of the base of the lip. The genus is abbreviated Cym in horticultural trade.

This particular cultivar illustrated here, is a hybrid designated Cymbidium Choc x Michael Herbert. It is one of the orchids we have growing in our garden and which are flowering now. Cymbidiums are one of the highlights of the autumn flowering season and we have several different cultivars that produce beautiful long spikes of flowers that last for several weeks.

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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful and thanks for the info about this one... Happy weekend Nick.

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  2. What wonderful orchids! I am sure they have a lovely aroma, too. :)

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  3. You have an eye for the most gorgeous of blossoms!

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  4. Hey Nick! Great orchids - and so many of them blooming at once in your garden. I'll bet its great there :) Thanks for hosting!

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  5. This kind of orchid I'll have to paint at some time -so beautiful! And it seems hardier than some other orchids. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Orchids are such elegant flowers! I like the pink/purple colors of this one :)

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  7. Stunning picture of a beautiful orchid!!

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  8. So beautiful! I would love to grow orchids, but lack the patience!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful orchids and great information too. Thanks for hosting. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Amazing picture!
    Orchids are very beautiful flowers, delighting us with its long flowering.
    Thanks for sharing

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  11. beautiful, fresh special

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  12. Stunning orchid variety! Always love the patterns on orchids! So vibrant!

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  13. Beautiful orchids and great shot!

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  14. ...eine schöne, ausgefallene Sorte...

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  15. This is a lovely, lovely shot of the orchids!
    The color is stunning!

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  16. What a gorgeous shot of your orchid! So dainty and elegant. Thank you for hosting our party.

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  17. Excellent photos, and a stunning orchid! :)

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  18. Simply stunning. This is one of the most beautiful orchids I've seen.

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  20. I am amazed by the beauty of orchids in our part of the world. Your photo is awesome.

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