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Cymbidium bicolor Two-Colored Cymbidium


Two-Colored Cymbidium , Cymbidium bicolor


Cymbidium bicolor Lindl. 1833

Fragrance, Full sun, Hot Warm, Spring To Summer

Common Name The Two-Colored Cymbidium - In Thailand - Kare karawn dam khaow - Katae taimai

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found from Vietnam, Pennisular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines in evergreen broadleaf and in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a large sized hot to warm growing epiphyte with ellipsoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying ligulate, thick, coriaceous, oblique to unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a 2' 5" [72 cm] long, basal, racemose scape that can be arched or pendant with up to 26, fragrant flowers that have brown scarious basal sheaths. This species likes even year round conditions that are humid, warm and with regular fertilizer.

Synonyms Cymbidium aloifolium Sensu Bl. 1825; Cymbidium aloifolium var pubescens [Lindl.] Ridl. 1911; Cymbidium bicolor subsp. obtusum Du Puy & P.J.Cribb 1988; Cymbidium bicolor subsp. pubescens (Lindl.) Du Puy & P.J.Cribb 1988; Cymbidium celibicum [Schlechter]Schtr. 1925; Cymbidium flaccidum Schltr. 1913; Cymbidium pubescens Lindl. 1840; Cymbidium pubescens Lindl. var celibicum Schlechter 1911