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