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Thursday, 24 March 2016

FFF226 - 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 genus is distributed in tropical and subtropical Asia (such as northern India, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Borneo) and northern Australia. The larger flowered species from which the large flowered hybrids are derived grow at high altitudes. Cymbidium plants are sympodial and grow to a height of 60 cm and the racemes as high as 90 cm. The raceme grows from the base of the most recent pseudobulb. Each flower can have a diameter of 5 to 10 cm, according to the species.

They bloom during the winter, and each plant can have up to fifteen or more flowers. The fantastic range of colours for this genus include white, green, yellowish-green, cream, yellow, brown, pink, and red [and orange] and black (and there may be markings of other colour shades at the same time), but not blue. The flowers last about ten weeks. They have a waxy texture. The rounded sepals and petals have about the same dimensions. They show very diverse colour patterns, different for every species.

Cymbidium is one of the most popular and desirable orchids in the world because of the beautiful flowers. These plants make great houseplants, and are also popular in floral arrangements and corsages. They have been cultivated for thousands of years, especially in China. Cymbidiums became popular in Europe during the Victorian era. One feature that makes the plant so popular is the fact that it can survive during cold temperatures (as low as 7˚ C or 45˚ F).

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HAPPY EASTER TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE IT THIS WEEK!

21 comments:

  1. blooms of yellow sunshine

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  2. Lots of beautiful types of Orchids! I like this one in lovely yellow, too! A Happy Spring! Also, Happy Easter to all who celebrate this week!

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  3. Hi Nick,
    such a wonderful yellow orchid ! Amazing.
    I wish you a happy Easter.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  4. I love these! I have a pink one, but now it hasn't bloomed for a couple of years :-(

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  5. Thanks for the info as well as the lovely photos.

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  6. Hi Nick, these yellow orchids are stunning! Very interesting post as always. Happy Easter!

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  7. Wishing you peace, love & happiness Easter.. and always.
    Best regards, Nicole

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  8. Your Orchid looks like an roaring Lion - my first thought.
    I have a white Orchid on my desk, right beside me.
    Happy Eastser, dear Nick!
    Greetings from far away ... Frauke

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  9. Hello Nick,
    what wonderful orchids!
    I wish you Happy Easter,
    moni
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  10. Beautiful photo. Happy Easter to you, Nick!

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  11. Nick, may you have a Happy Easter. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your knowledge of these beautiful orchids! Since going to Orchid Extravaganza, I've been paying much more attention to them.

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  13. Orchids are so beautiful, yet so difficult for me to keep alive. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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  14. Lovely flowers, I adore orchids! Happy Easter, dear Nick!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Annie

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  15. I love orchids, but have never grown them. Happy Easter to you! Thanks for hosting this flower meme.

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  16. Your flower is sticking out its tongue at me - but it is still gorgeous :-)

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  17. I hope you had a Happy Easter !!

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